MailScanner not removing virus even though it was found?

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Wed Jul 9 14:37:01 IST 2003

The only thing that catches my eye is that you have:

Silent Viruses =

defined twice.  I set my Silent Viruses = none in my config file because I
want to know when a virus is found.  I also have

Still Deliver Silent Viruses = yes


-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
Of Paul Linton
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: MailScanner not removing virus even though it was found?

On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 08:38:59AM +0200, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> > seems to be working fine, with the exception of virus removal.  
> > MailScanner calls McAfee and sees the virus, but then happily sends 
> > the message on, virus and all, no warning to the recipient, etc.  
> > Did I miss something in the .conf
> It might be interesting to see your virus settings.
> Deliver Disinfected Files = ?
> Silent Viruses =  ?
> Still Deliver Silent Viruses = ?

Here is some of the configurations, if this helps:

% grep -v "^#" MailScanner.conf | egrep "Virus|Deliver"
Deliver Unparsable TNEF = no
Virus Scanning = yes
Virus Scanners = mcafee
Virus Scanner Timeout = 300
Deliver Disinfected Files = yes
Silent Viruses = HTML-IFrame Klez Yaha-E Bugbear Braid-A WinEvar Palyh Sobig
Fizzer Still Deliver Silent Viruses = yes
Deleted Virus Message Report        = %report-dir%/deleted.virus.message.txt
Stored Virus Message Report        = %report-dir%/stored.virus.message.txt
Sender Virus Report        = %report-dir%/
Deliver Cleaned Messages = yes
Virus Modify Subject = yes
Virus Subject Text = {Virus?}
Attachment Warning Filename = VirusWarning.txt
Virus Scanner Definitions = %etc-dir%/virus.scanners.conf Deliver In
Background = yes Delivery Method = batch

Thanks for any help/pointers!

- Paul

Paul Linton      Systems Programmer       paul at
UofK Department of Computer Science       (859) 257-3962

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