Difference in virus scanners????
mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Aug 21 22:59:54 IST 2004
At 22:44 21/08/2004, you wrote:
>I tried manually scanning 6362 files that are in the MailScanner
>quarantine directory using ClamAV, Trend, and F-Prot. I got some very
>different results. Does anyone know why there should be such a
>Each of the scanners checked the same files. However, they reported back
>the following results:
>ClamAV - 31 infected files
>Trend - 61 infected files (76 including compressed files)
>F-Prot - 46 infected files + 6 suspicious files
It would be interesting to see the differences between the lists of
A possibility is that F-Prot and/or Trend are finding both infected
archives and infected files within those archives, which ClamAV may be just
reporting as one infection.
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