MS 4.55.9 not detecting Mail::ClamAV

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Oct 28 16:39:29 IST 2006

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Res wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2006, TCIS List Acct wrote:
>> Martin Hepworth wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> just run the normal clamav scanner from MAilScanner.conf - there's 
>>> little if any difference in performance.
>> I thought the point of the Perl ClamAV module was increased performance?
>> When I run the normal clamav scanner, the clamscan processes chew up 
>> too much CPU and take too long to scan the mail as compared to f-prot 
>> on the same box.
> I found this problem also when doing hundreds of messages per batch, 
> so stopped using it and moved to f-prot and problem gone, the cost of 
> f-prot is well worth it.
I personally wouldn't recommend hundreds of messages per batch, the 
process sizes will get enormous. I would recommend clamavmodule as it 
avoids the startup cost of running the binary.


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