[Mimedefang] ClamAV effectiveness

Andrew Watkins andrew at dcs.bbk.ac.uk
Fri Oct 11 07:34:44 EDT 2013

I have to agree that ClamAV seems well behind other software packages.

I do get a numbers of attachments e-mail to me which I then check via 
https://www.virustotal.com and they are then reported as a virus.

ClamAV is open source so I guess it does a good job for us people who 
can't purchase a commercial package.


On 10/11/13 00:36, WBrown at e1b.org wrote:
> DFS wrote on 10/10/2013 12:08:04 PM:
>> Has anyone noticed that ClamAV does a pretty poor job lately of
>> catching viruses?  Here are a few days' worth of statistics from a
>> reasonably-busy mail server cluster:
> Not seeing it being caught by Symantec or McAfee on mail servers behind
> our CanIt system either, so it's not just ClamAV.
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