ESET File Security

Paul Welsh paul at
Thu Sep 25 22:13:46 IST 2014

On 24 September 2014 12:00, Scott B. Anderson" <sbanderson at
> wrote:

> I have been running ESET's file security (and Clamav) for linux on my
> MailScanner installations on both Centos and Ubuntu for at least 5 years.
> Other than having to change path info for the command line scan it has
> worked flawlessly.  It always detects malware as expected and doesn't crush
> an old system the way clamav can.  (clamd runs for a couple of weeks then
> dies on me, clamav just works, if slow.)

Very glad (if you know what I mean) that I'm not the only one who has clamd
falling over after a few weeks.

What do you do re. /usr/lib/MailScanner/esets-autoupdate because this
clearly isn't working.  It reports that ESET was updated each time it
runs.  I have hacked the script without success and I wonder if a return
code of 0 is being returned each time:
    if ($result==0) {
      Sys::Syslog::syslog('info', "esets updated");

Either that or it is downloading even if it isn't needed.  If I update
using a script:
echo $?

I get:
Update is not necessary - the installed virus signature database is current.
Installed virus signature database version 10465 (20140925)
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