MS 4.55.10 and Clamscan 0.90 dosen't work

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Nov 8 18:23:00 GMT 2008

Sam Przyswa wrote:
> Hi,
> I have problems to use MS 4.55.10 with clamscan 0.90 clamscan stay
> running and take 99% of CPU I have to set timeout to 60sec and in the
> mail.log I got errors message about "clamav: Failed to complete, timed
> out" and "Virus Scanning: Denial Of Service attack is in message XXXXXX"
> Since sometimes I have some problems with Clamav and MS.
> What is the good antivir with MS to replace Clamav ?
The MailScanner.conf file clearly lists the two dozen or so virus 
scanners that MailScanner supports. Use any combination you like.

> I use Debian stable ONLY don't tell me to use the last-of-last clamav
> version or the las-of-last MS version.
If you are having problems with old ClamAV versions that no longer 
detect most of the current viruses, and a MailScanner that is nearly two 
years old and totally unsupported by me, and you won't upgrade, you are 
destined to have a very poor system which leaks viruses like a sieve, 
and has all sorts of bugs and so on. I'm sure your customers just love 
all those viruses :-)


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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