Kaspersky Support

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sun Apr 27 14:40:04 IST 2003

I will update the codestatus.shtml page when I publish the new version.

The new version has everything "supported" except Panda and Trend.
Both are those are not at "supported" level because hardly anyone uses
them, so I get no feedback about them.

BTW The new version of F-Secure (4.50?) is a *great* improvement on its
predecessors. It includes both the F-Prot engine and the Kaspersky engine,
so you get 2 for the price of 1. I haven't got a clue how much it costs but
it looks like a strong competitor now.

At 14:30 27/04/2003, you wrote:
>>F-Prot has a good reputation too. Kaspersky is a bizarre piece of software
>>(see some of my previous postings about Kaspersky for more info). F-Secure
>>is a broken clone of F-Prot, the original is far better.
>>Take a look at
>>http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/install/codestatus.shtml to see
>>what level of support I nominally give them. Don't read too much into that,
>>but it might help you.
>Hiya.  I've just added Kaspersky to my MailScanner system (have
>McAfee, F-Prot already) on FreeBSD 4.6.2.  I noted that the above page
>still lists Kaspersky as beta scanning/alpha disinfect status, but the
>actual code in SweepViruses.pm has:
>   kaspersky     => {
>     Name                => 'Kaspersky',
>     Lock                => 'KasperskyBusy.lock',
>     CommonOptions       => '',
>     DisinfectOptions    => '-- -I2',
>     ScanOptions         => '-I0',
>     InitParser          => \&InitKasperskyParser,
>     ProcessOutput       => \&ProcessKasperskyOutput,
>     SupportScanning     => $S_BETA,
>     SupportDisinfect    => $S_BETA,
>   },
>Which leads me to believe the codestatus.shtml page is out of date.  I've
>read every thread I can find on Kaspersky, which I see comments about how
>bizarre it is, etc (including the comments by Nick in the Kaspersky parsing
>code itself).  So far, it seems to be working fine for me.  What does it
>take to get Kaspersky bumped up to supported status?  Also, if I have 3
>virus scanners, I assume the first one that detects the virus does the
>Mike Bacher / mike at sparklogic.com
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Julian Field
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