[Mimedefang] )What AV scanners do you use? (was Re: Any Sophie users out there?

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu Mar 20 16:01:20 EDT 2014

On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:46:49 -0400
wbrown at e1b.org wrote:

> We haven't seen an increase in virii detected by McAfee or Symantec
> on servers downstream from our CanIt system.  Maybe that's because
> blocking the unsafe extensions kills them before we even call ClamAV.

I've attached the statistics for the last 60 days on our systems.  The brown
bars are messages blocked because of bad filename extensions.  The red ones
are ones detected as viruses by ClamAV.  As you see, the red bars are
two orders of magnitude smaller than the brown one.

> Or are there fewer infections being sent by mail, rather focusing
> more on phishing emails?

We see waves.  The last 30 days were quieter than the 30 days before
that, but it waxes and wanes as new botnets come online and old ones
go away.


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