Which Virus Scanner

Lush, Richard Richard.Lush at HP.COM
Wed Jan 22 15:18:35 GMT 2003

Sophos can be downloaded via this link
http://downloads.sophos.com/dp/full/linux.intel.libc6.tar.Z (courtesy of
Ian from a previous post).  Or from
http://www.sophos.com/downloads/products/?type=eval fill out your info
and then you can download Sophos for Linux free (even though the link is
for eval, it is free to use).

-----Original Message-----
From: Dawes, Stephen [mailto:Stephen.Dawes at GOV.CALGARY.AB.CA] 
Sent: 22 January 2003 14:38
Subject: Re: Which Virus Scanner

Where are you finding Sophos for free? 
I am only able to find it for a cost.
Can you send the URL you used to get the free copy in your reply?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lush, Richard [mailto:Richard.Lush at HP.COM]
> Sent: 2003 January 22 3:29 AM
> Subject: Re: Which Virus Scanner
> Wayne,
> I use sophos and f-prot as they are both "free" and work very well. 
> Touch wood I've never had a virus not captured at the MailScanner box 
> and having two scan engines gives you maximum flexibility and 
> reliability and Sophos is very up-to-date with ides coming out daily.
> I have had first hand experience of the power of using two AV
> products.
> Sophos update their engines monthly and only support pervious engines
> for three months.  I didn't update the Sophos engine and in 
> January the
> engine was out of date, so no updates were downloaded.  
> F-prot picked up
> a new virus and Sophos didn't.  I checked the logs and found 
> the Sophos
> update erroring as it couldn't find the updated ides on the server (it
> was looking for 362 ides).  I updated the engine and it 
> started working
> again.  If I hadn't had f-prot as well the virus would have 
> been sent to
> the Exchange server and the local AV would have had to detect 
> and remove
> it, which isn't too much of an issue but I like stopping the viruses
> from getting to Exchange first.
> Anyway, hope this helps
> Richard
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wayne [mailto:wayne at TELL.NET.AU]
> Sent: 22 January 2003 09:35
> Subject: Which Virus Scanner
> Hi All
> Rather than me testing all of the virus scanners that MailScanner 
> supports, I thought it would be quicker to hear your opions on which 
> virus scanner(s) you have found to be the easiest to install and keep 
> fully updated. I have tried Sophos, which works well, but updating the

> virus engine is a bit of a pain.
> What do you think ?
> Also, are there any which are free and support by MailScanner ?
> Thanks
> Wayne

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