Disinfection by ClamAV
Michael J. Allen
mja at FAMILYRADIO.ORG
Wed Jan 28 19:12:19 GMT 2004
Thanks to all for the help and clarifications regarding MailScanner and
ClamAV. A most enlightening discussion!
Julian Field wrote:
> At 18:17 28/01/2004, you wrote:
>> > How do I get ClamAV to disenfect email ? See snippet from maillog
>> > RMTaPh009920/message.zip: Worm.SCO.A FOUND
>> > Jan 27 14:30:11 mail2 MailScanner: Virus Re-scanning: ClamAV
>> It wont, Clam will only detect virusses, not clean them.
> MailScanner makes a distinction between "cleaning" and "disinfection"
> Cleaning = remove the virus from the email, replace it with a harmless
> notification message.
> Disinfection = only possible with some scanners and for some macro
> removal of the macro virus from the document leaving the original
> intact. If this steps succeeds then the document is sent on to the
> recipients in a separate message.
> MailScanner will "clean" with any virus scanner. It will only "disinfect"
> with scanners that can do it. Clam cannot disinfect, but that doesn't
> any viruses will get through to your users, they won't.
> Julian Field
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