Avast interface not fully functional

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Jan 13 20:43:00 GMT 2009

For starters, are you using Avast or Avastd?
Secondly, please can you post the exact output of the Avast/Avastd scanner?
If you are using Avastd, then this is a possible problem. Case 3 
shouldn't be a problem but case 2 might be.
I need to see the exact output, preferably redirect the output to a file 
and post that file (gzipped so nothing can play with it).

On 13/1/09 20:13, SuprDave wrote:
> Hi,
> I was very happy to see an interface for Avast.  After extensive testing,
> I discovered that MailScanner does not identify all viruses caught by
> Avast.  It seems that the interface may be incomplete.  Here are my
> findings:
> I have three virus samples available.  During a manual command-line scan
> Avast reports.
> 1:  [infected by: EICAR Test-NOT virus!!]
> 2:  [infected by: Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]]
> 3:  [infected by: Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}]
> MailScanner successfully identifies #1 but ignores #2 and #3.  My best
> guess would be that the VirusSweep file is somehow confused by the extra
> brackets or maybe the colon.  Note that #2 uses [ and ], #3 uses { and }.
> Any help resolving this would be greatly appreciated.  I am using the
> latest release of MailScanner on a Debian box.
> Thanks!
> Dave Gattis


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