[Mimedefang] ClamAV effectiveness (was Re: MIMEDefang Digest, Vol 132, Issue 3)

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu Sep 18 16:52:35 EDT 2014

On Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:17:13 -0500
Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com> wrote:

> Is there a virus scanner you'd recommend for use with MIMEDefang on
> Linux?

No, not really.  I'd recommend not running Windows which reduces your
exposure to viruses by 99%.

And rather than any sort of virus scanner, I'd simply block all EXE,
SCR, PIF, etc. files completely, including if they're inside archive

Any signature-based virus scanner is going to miss new viruses by



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