Virii detection very low

Drew Marshall drew at THEMARSHALLS.CO.UK
Tue Oct 25 22:00:59 IST 2005

On 25 Oct 2005, at 21:45, Glenn Steen wrote:

> On 25/10/05, Ken Goods <KGoods at> wrote:
>> Ed Bruce wrote:
>>> We only get about 2k-3k incoming email/day - but over the last 15  
>>> days
>>> no virii were detected. Normally we get around 2-3 infected
>>> emails/day. Anybody else seeing a lot fewer infected emails then
>>> normal? I just get a little worried when nothing is seen.
>>> later,
>>> Ed
>> Funny... I was just getting ready to post a message exactly like  
>> this. We
>> too process 2-5k messages per day and I haven't seen a virus since I
>> upgraded MailScanner a week ago Friday. I received 14 the day  
>> before the
>> upgrade. Thought something went wrong with the upgrade so I used  
>> GFI to send
>> myself the virus laden test emails and they were caught (and I was  
>> notified)
>> perfectly. But still, I went from an average of 7 per day to zero!  
>> A little
>> concerning.... Then again, I have the luxury of being able to  
>> block several
>> countries at the firewall and that cut them to about 10% of what I  
>> was
>> seeing before.
>> Still keeping a close watch though... seems a little to coincidental.
>> Ken Goods
>> Network Administrator
>> AIA/CropUSA Insurance, Inc.
> About the same load, and pretty much only see some stray Mytobs (short
> bursts of 2-10 evrey third day or so)... And clam catching the normal
> 2-5 phishes/day. You do run clamav?

Lull before the storm? It's been quiet on the list for ages now. I  
can't believe the virus writers have given up.


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