Kaspersky A/V not running.

Brad Beckenhauer bbecken at aafp.org
Wed Aug 2 15:19:32 IST 2006

I've got a valid license for Kaspersky and I've been trying to get
MailScanner to use it without success.

I have kaspersky-4.5 defined in mailscanner.conf and I have updated the
virus.scanners.conf file to point to the kaspersky directory.

The wrapper script runs successfully, yet the log file never shows that
kaspersky scan the email ( I can see Clamav and bitdefender entries).
The maillog shows that the autoupdate scripts are running (shown

I've even run MailScanner --lint and it's not showing any errors.

Any suggestions and what's missing?

MailScanner v4.54.6
Kaspersky v5.5.3   installed in the default location:

# cat /var/log/maillog | grep kaspersky
Aug  2 05:02:12 mx1 update.virus.scanners: Found kaspersky-4.5
Aug  2 05:02:12 mx1 update.virus.scanners: Running autoupdate for
Aug  2 05:02:27 mx1 kaspersky-autoupdate[13356]: Kaspersky-5.0 updated

# This *cannot* be the filename of a ruleset.
Virus Scanners = clamav bitdefender kaspersky-4.5

# Kaspersky 4.5 and newer
kaspersky-4.5   /usr/lib/MailScanner/kaspersky-wrapper 
kaspersky       /usr/lib/MailScanner/kaspersky-wrapper  /opt/AVP

Wrapper test.
# /usr/lib/MailScanner/kaspersky-wrapper  /opt/kav/5.5/kav4unix  /tmp

[02/08/06 09:06:32 I] Kaspersky Anti-Virus On-Demand Scanner for Linux.
Version 5.5.3/RELEASE build #100, compiled Jul 27 2005, 15:36:21
[02/08/06 09:06:32 I] Copyright (C) Kaspersky Lab, 1997-2005.
[02/08/06 09:06:32 I] Portions Copyright (C) Lan Crypto
[02/08/06 09:06:32 I] There are 1 Kaspersky license keys found:
[02/08/06 09:06:32 I] License file xxxxxxx.key, serial
xxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxxxx, "Kaspersky Anti-Virus BO Suite US Edition. 1-1
FileServer Base Licence + 1 year Maintenance", expires 13-11-2006 in 100
[02/08/06 09:06:40 I] The scan path: /tmp
[02/08/06 09:06:40 I] Silent mode is on

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