Generic virus scanner found

Steve Campbell campbell at
Tue Nov 30 19:13:26 GMT 2004

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Mr. Field,

Would you care to take a guess at which one it might think I have installed,
though. I have clamav installed on one server, and clavav and bitdefender on
another. Both of these are listed properly in the logs. I have never
installed any other - unless you count the clam module with the latest

I just find it curious that it is upgrading something.


Steve Campbell

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Field" <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: Generic virus scanner found

> It upgrades all the scanners you have installed, not just the ones you
> happen to be using at the moment. That way, if you change which scanners
> you want to use, you can be safe in the knowledge that they will already
> be up to date when you first use them.
> The "generic" scanner is one that you can write yourself to do whatever
> you want it to. Allows for much more customisation.
> Steve Campbell wrote:
> >Ever since upgrading to the latest release of MailScanner, I am seeing in
> >logs:
> >
> >update_virus_scanners: Found generic installed
> >update_virus_scanners: Running autoupdate for generic
> >
> >I only list clamav in my conf file as a Virus Scanner.
> >
> >What might it be autoupdating and why is it even looking for a "generic"
> >virus scanner if I don't specifiy I am using one?
> >
> >
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