BitDefender and MailScanner and eicars

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Oct 14 20:36:30 IST 2003

At 18:38 14/10/2003, you wrote:
>what does Mailscanner want out of a *wrapper script?  Nonzero for virus
>found? or does it parse the report?

It parses the report, as it will scan a large number of attachments at once.

>Also, should I have bitdefender do the disinfection deletion?  Seems to me
>that MailScanner does that based on output from the virus scanner.

Bitdefender shouldn't do anything but report its detection results.

>Thank you for your suggestions...
>Oh and for those who care...
>the new version of Bitdefender will recognize eicars now.
>BDC/Linux-Console v7.0 (build 2489) (i386) (Sep 23 2003 13:27:21)
>Copyright (C) 1996-2003 SOFTWIN SRL. All rights reserved.
>/tmp/testing  infected: EICAR-Test-File (not a virus)
>Folders           :0
>Files             :1
>Packed            :0
>Infected files    :1
>Suspect files     :0
>Warnings          :0
>Identified viruses:1
>I/O errors        :0

Julian Field
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