Viruses getting through

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Wed Sep 17 22:22:00 IST 2008

Was fixed last night in clamav, sophos has been detecting these fine for what its worth.

Can't say i've any in last 18 hours or so though.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Welsh <paul at>
Sent: 17 September 2008 22:01
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Viruses getting through

For the past few weeks I've had viruses getting through - the pesky ones
that claim to be flight confirmations, bank statements or some such with
small .zip files attached.  I'm sure you know about them.  Some are tagged
as spam but not all.

The headers of a recent one show that the message is classed as clean:

Received: from [] by; Wed, 17 Sep 2008
09:17:36 +0000
Message-ID: <01c918a6$39323800$0ba22dd9 at ghw>
From: "Lindsey Avila" <ghw at>
Subject: Statement of fees 2008/09
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:17:36 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-welshfamily-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-welshfamily-MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (not cached,
	score=0.407, required 6, autolearn=disabled,
X-welshfamily-MailScanner-From: ghw at
X-Spam-Status: No

I'm using clamav and bitdefender but although updated with the latest
definitions, it's probably ineffective because it's the free version v7.1.
Running freshclam yields this:

# freshclam
ClamAV update process started at Wed Sep 17 21:41:04 2008
main.cld is up to date (version: 48, sigs: 399264, f-level: 35, builder:
daily.cld is up to date (version: 8272, sigs: 28579, f-level: 35, builder:

Here's the version of clam:
# clamscan -V
ClamAV 0.94/8272/Wed Sep 17 21:16:02 2008

I'm running MailScanner version 4.71.10.

I did browse the archive of this list but couldn't find the answer.  Any
help appreciated.

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