[Mimedefang] ClamAV effectiveness

DaveO dave at osbourne.uk.eu.org
Fri Jun 28 11:21:37 EDT 2013

I can't say that I've noticed it being particuarly ineffective (or 
rather the number blocks from Clam have not changed significantly) and 
there hasn't been an influx of complaints.

We're using clamav-0.97.6 which is 2 versions out of date...

On 28/06/2013 16:05, David F. Skoll wrote:
> Hi,
> I assume a few people on this list use ClamAV.  Have you noticed that
> it has become next to useless for detecting viruses?  The latest rash of
> fax spams that contain EXEs inside ZIPs just seem to sail past ClamAV.
> We always hold EXEs and EXEs inside ZIPs, so our clients are safe, but
> really ClamAV is not doing its job.
> Are others noticing it?  And if you use commercial AV software, does it
> seem to do a better job than ClamAV?
> Regards,
> David.
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