ClamAV - New Test Results

Ivan Mirisola ivan at NUCCI.COM.BR
Fri Nov 8 17:29:40 GMT 2002

Thanks Ant La Porte,

I think you're right. Perhaps clamAV's virus database is searching for
some wrong pattern on this particular case. Maybe a few virus patterns
are wrongly made. That was my first thought when I came up with this
Maybe when the project started out, the developers didn't thought this
could be an issue and fixed the pattern searching when dealing with the
new viruses - since Melissa is an old one.
I hope the people from OpenAntiVirus Project can fix this problem in
future releases.

Sorry people. I don't think this issue is related to this list. Maybe
I'll post something on to the TheAimsGroup.

Right now I am just glad my server is not delivering BugBear to other users.

Thanks anyway,

Ant La Porte wrote:

>Ivan Mirisola said:
>>Hi All,
>>I have performed new tests with some famous viruses found on
>> Only Melissa failed to be discovered by clamAV. I don't
>>know why. The virus is found on a "visual basic for ms-word" format and
>>had to be included in a document. Maybe clamAV is trying to find the
>>original file that contaned the virus but this must be a wrong doing. My
>>AVG Free Edition does check the document generated and is able to see
>>that there is a virus within.
>>Any thoughts, I'll be glad to hear.
>This thread on the openativirus-discuss list may be related:
>Ant La Porte - Dvere Network Services

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