Ivan Mirisola ivan at NUCCI.COM.BR
Thu Jan 9 20:49:28 GMT 2003

Hi List,

It's allways good news to hear about people using clamav. I am using it
for a while with no problems. I use clamav-0.54-2, an RPM compilation
built under the PLD distribution (, on a Red-Hat
compatible distribution called Conectiva Linux 8.0 (a brazilian
distributor). It should install just fine on any Red Hat System.

I had tested clamav with a series o viruses I found on the net and it
went pretty well - cought all of them. All except one I don't recall the
name. But it was a mistake made on the virus database by the
OpenAntiVirus Project people. Since then they fixed the database and
clamav started to catch that virus. Anyway, the virus was an old one and
it was not really spreading arround.

I dont't use any other anti-virus software since its not really an area
I am responsible for. I think people should be well prepared not to get
their systems infected as new viruses are appear faster than their vacines.

I am not really worried about viruses anymore as MailScanner take it to
a next level of security. No more EXE ou double extention files go
through my system and viruses get stopped before the anti-virus system
kicks in action.

In fact, I don't see a real reason why this software should be treated
as UNSUPPORTED by MailScanner.
Anyone has any comments about this?


Gavin Nelmes-Crocker wrote:

>>Is anyone using clamav with their MailScanner installation - if so, how
>>good is it? Is there any reason why I should not get it.
>>I'm running:-
>>Redhat 7.3
>>sendmail 8.11.6-3
>>MailScanner 4.10-1
>>SpamAssassin 2.43
>No reason not to use it except for the caveat that it still has an
>unsupported status with MailScanner code but saying that its running very
>well on our live system along with Sophos and F-prot so far it hasn't missed
>anything that the others have found - it was a bit flaky a while ago when we
>were running a test suite but we joined the clamav mailing list and soon saw
>others having similar problems and the virus database got cleaned up.
>I have an rpm for it for a Cobalt box should work on plain Red Hat as well
>but no promises.
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