ESET File Security
paul at welshfamily.com
Tue Sep 23 00:01:47 IST 2014
Just to share my findings of ESET File Security with MailScanner 4.84.5 in
case anyone's interested in using it.
I got hold of a 30 day trial from
http://www.eset.co.uk/Trial/Business?Product=LFS and have only installed it
tonight so early days but was a breeze to install and appears to work fine.
It appears to be licensed per server for £83 per year with a good discount
for 2 and 3 year licences - see https://shop.eset.co.uk/Store/File-Security
Installed it by downloading the software and manual from
Installation on my CentOS 6.5 x64 box was simply a case of:
then registering it with the licence file they sent:
/opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_lic --import /home/admin/NOD32.lic
and editing the file /etc/opt/eset/esets/esets.cfg to add my username and
At this point I could scan a directory:
I manually updated it, though not needed as it happened:
The /etc/MailScanner/virus.scanners.conf file needed a small tweak:
esets /usr/lib/MailScanner/esets-wrapper /opt/eset/esets/sbin
I then tested without a problem:
/usr/lib/MailScanner/esets-wrapper /opt/eset/esets/sbin /root
I scanned another directory and got the following results. Very quick:
Scan started at: Mon 22 Sep 2014 10:32:17 PM BST
Scan completed at: Mon 22 Sep 2014 10:32:17 PM BST
Scan time: 0 sec (0:00:00)
Total: files - 39, objects 39
Infected: files - 0, objects 0
Cleaned: files - 0, objects 0
Bitdefender took 25 seconds. OK, no daemon with bitdefender but a
startling difference. Clamscan with clamd running took 7.5 seconds, f-prot
took 1.25 seconds.
I sent the eicar test file within the body of a message and eset captured
it. The message wasn't delivered and instead the recipient got the text
esets: Found virus Eicar test file in msg-2635-1.txt
I tried MailScanner.conf with the following and it worked each time:
Virus Scanners = esets
Virus Scanners = esets f-prot-6
Virus Scanners = esets f-prot-6 clamd
MailScanner's esets updater seems to work:
Sep 22 23:09:32 mail update.virus.scanners: Found esets installed
Sep 22 23:09:32 mail update.virus.scanners: Running autoupdate for esets
Sep 22 23:09:55 mail esets-autoupdate: esets updated
As per previous messages, I've found that the clamd daemon starts falling
over after a few weeks with only a reboot resetting it. Memory leak?
AVG, I found, looks like it works but delivers infected messages.
I've 30 days to see if eset is more reliable.
Oh, one other thing. ESET has 2 daemons:
# ps -C esets_daemon
PID TTY TIME CMD
669 ? 00:00:00 esets_daemon
671 ? 00:01:04 esets_daemon
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