Verify virus scanning

Kevin Miller kevin.miller at
Tue Mar 29 17:04:25 UTC 2016

The virus scanning is independent of MailScanner.  You can check the virus definition version by using the normal tools provided by your anti-virus vendor.  For instance, if you're using clamAV:

root at mxt:/var/log# clamscan -V
ClamAV 0.99/21477/Mon Mar 28 11:45:21 2016

You can also check your logs.  To wit:

#grep freshclam  /var/log/syslog
Mar 29 08:25:59 mxt freshclam[461]: main.cvd is up to date (version: 57, sigs: 4218790, f-level: 60, builder: amishhammer)
Mar 29 08:25:59 mxt freshclam[461]: daily.cld is up to date (version: 21477, sigs: 83904, f-level: 63, builder: jesler)
Mar 29 08:25:59 mxt freshclam[461]: bytecode.cvd is up to date (version: 275, sigs: 45, f-level: 63, builder: amishhammer)

Kevin Miller
Network/email Administrator, CBJ MIS Dept.
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 586-0242, Fax: (907) 586-4588 Registered Linux User No: 307357

-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner [ at] On Behalf Of Trond M. Markussen
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:29 AM
To: 'MailScanner Discussion'
Subject: SV: Verify virus scanning

Thanks, the EICAR file was indeed stopped. But it seems strange that so few viruses are detected.. how does one check which virus definition file/date is in use?


Trond M.

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