F-Prot use not appearing in log file

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Feb 28 20:55:10 GMT 2008

Mike - W0TMW wrote:
> I've installed MS 4.66 on a new box and thanks to others here gotten 
> it running.  I have noticed something odd.
> I have clamav and f-prot installed for virus scanning.  I have an 
> older version of MS running on another box also with clamav and 
> f-prot.  On that older box, when an e-mail is being scanned, I see in 
> the log that clamav and f-prot are used.  On the new box however, I 
> only see clamav mentioned.  Both virus scanners are found when MS is 
> started.
> Is f-prot being used and just not logged?
That shouldn't be possible.
What does "MailScanner --lint" say?
If you add "eicar" to Non-Forging Viruses list, then you should receive 
a notification when you send a copy of Eicar through it. That will tell 
you for definite which virus scanners are finding Eicar.

Please let me know how you get on with this.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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