Blocking emails with dangerous attachments

Randal, Phil prandal at
Tue Apr 5 18:12:17 IST 2011

You'll need to update to ClamAV 0.97 ASAP, then.



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-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Richard Coombe
Sent: 05 April 2011 18:01
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Subject: RE: Blocking emails with dangerous attachments

> From: mailscanner-bounces at On Behalf Of Scott Silva
> Sent: 05 April 2011 17:29

> Aren't they getting caught as viruses? THen they would fall under the "still deliver silent viruses" area.

Unfortunately they weren't. Since adding in the sanesecutiy sigs the DHL emails are getting detected as virus "Sanesecurity.Malware.15940.UNOFFICIAL" and are now blocked.

My clamav sigs are all up to date although I'm on quite an old version of the engine (0.95.3) as the box is running Ubuntu 8.04.


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