stopping clamav detecting encrypted zip files

Gareth list-mailscanner at
Fri Apr 20 17:29:57 IST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at]On Behalf Of Tony
> Canning
> Sent: 20 April 2007 16:52
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: RE: stopping clamav detecting encrypted zip files
> Hi, I've been following this thread with interest as I still
> haven't solved this problem on my network, as posted previously
> (see below).  I have allowed encrypted messages in
> MailScanner.conf, and disabled everything I can find which might
> be blocking them, but we still can't send or receive
> password-protected zip files unless I bypass mailscanner
> completely.. if anyone can suggest anything further it would be
> appreciated..
> thanks
> Tony Canning

Which clamav scanner are you using?
clamav, clamd or clamavmodule?

For clamavmodule use the patch on my website at
For clamd you will need to edit the clamd configuration file to exclude
encrypted archives being classed as viruses.
For clamav I guess there must be an option you need to change somewhere in
the wrapper.

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