jerry.benton at mailborder.com
Sat Jan 30 06:35:30 UTC 2016
I started looking at websites for each of these. Many are just gone or have become abandonware. I am shortening the list to the most popular items that offer open source variants:
The generic wrapper will stay, which you can use for whatever you like. (Your plugin.) The daemonized version of each of these will also stay.
If you have a mainstream AV that is still going strong that I am removing, speak now. If you have something that is 9 kinds of awesome that I don’t know about, speak now.
> On Jan 30, 2016, at 1:07 AM, Jerry Benton <jerry.benton at mailborder.com> wrote:
> Ok, there are a lot of virus scanners in virus.scanners.conf. When SweepViruses.pm runs there are a lot of checks for virus scanners going on (even if they are not installed), and if the code does not need to be there, then it should be removed. An example would be Drweb. Not the Russian AV, but the one created by some dude in Poland that no longer exists.
> Honestly, how many AV’s on that list are actually still in use? Maybe 6 or 8? Well, there are about 40 in the config when you include the daemonized versions as well. We could cut down SweepVirus.pm to about half the size with about a third of the checks. Which = faster scanning, less overhead, less dated code to maintain.
> Jerry Benton
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