Which Virus Scanner - Clamav?

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Jan 22 16:49:59 GMT 2003

As far as I am aware, ClamAV does not disinfect at all. But MailScanner
will still remove the infected attachments, so nothing nasty gets to the

At 16:33 22/01/2003, you wrote:

>Not sure if this was a suitable test but I downloaded the eicar_com.zip
>file. Sent it from my own domain to my work e-mail address. It quarantined
>the zip file. Sent me the alert.
>Report: eicar_com.zip contains Eicar-Test-Signature
>Should clamav have disinfected the file?
>Can anyone send me a test with a virus to see if clamav cleans it up?
>Matthew K Bowman
>Systems Administrator; Hostmaster; Miva Administrator
>Universal Digital Communications, Mansfield Ohio.
>Tel: (419) 524-4330
>Fax: (419) 522-4082
>Cell: (419) 545-6376
>Email: mbowman at udcom.com
>Web: http://www.udcom.com

Julian Field
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