free bitdefender worth it?
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Wed Mar 8 17:32:52 GMT 2006
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On 8 Mar 2006, at 16:41, Greg Matthews wrote:
> is the free linux version of bitdefender maintained?
As far as I am aware, yes.
> I mention this
> because in a quick test, the latest version failed to detect
> Worm.SomeFool.P (ClamAV).
> Checking on http://virusscan.jotti.org/ and their version of
> picks it up as Win32.Netsky.P at mm Most of the engines on this site pick
> it up as a Netsky trojan.
> my bitdefender is 7.1-3, the site above doesnt provide version numbers
> but I suspect version 9 pro.
> I tested by:
> /opt/bdc/bdc /folder/full/of/junk/df*
You are expecting it to be able to directly decode email message
encodings, which I don't think bitdefender can do. Try scanning the
real files, not the email messages which contain them.
> clamscan --infected /folder/full/of/junk/df*
ClamAV can decode email messages itself, so I would expect a much
higher success rate.
You are using bitdefender in a way it is not designed to work. Scan
files, not email messages. Either that, or just plug it in to
MailScanner and let it scan the infected messages with both scanners,
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