Opensource Virusscanner

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Tue Apr 15 09:08:38 IST 2003

> Okay. Im going to use the virus scanner for something 
> production. I think I
> should go with
> ClamAV?

I run MailScanner in two places, on our coporate mail server and on my home machine.  At work it runs with Sophos and ClamAV and at home I use F-prot and ClamAV.  Whilst Clam has proven stable and has (as far as I can recall) caught everything the commercial virus scanners caught I would not recommend using it alone because it sometime is not so quick off the mark with updates, and there was an occaision lately where the update server was unavailable for a substantial period of time.  My strategy is to use a commercial scanner, with Clam as a backup in case something goes wrong with the commercial scanner updates (This is particularly handy at work where Sophos needs to be updated every three months).

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