mailscanner-mrtg giving low virus results with new install

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Thu Mar 19 08:05:00 GMT 2009

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Gregory Machin wrote:

> I have setup a new mail scanner using the latest “Version 4.74.16-1 for
> RedHat, Fedora and Mandrake Linux (and other RPM-based Linux
> distributions)”   and “ClamAV 0.94.2 and SpamAssassin 3.2.5 installation
> package.” . All seem to be well no errors in the log files. But when
> comparing the number of viruses found on the new server, compared to
> that on the old servers Also running MailScanner (updated to the latest
> version) and an older version Clamav. There is a big difference in the
> results on mailscanner-mrtg. The old server found 250 viruses yesterday
>  where as the new one only 9 .. and the trend is the same today. The
> virus scans are being logged for the mails and coming back uninfected.
> Updates are up to date.

I guess either of these 2 statements is true.

 1. You don't get virus messages that way as often as you think. So the
stats are accurate.

 2. Your other system is tagging spam as virus due to extra databases
for ClamAV. Again the stats are accurate.


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