[Mimedefang] Installed FPScan and it's just hanging and then timing out.

mimedefang at bass-speaker.com mimedefang at bass-speaker.com
Sun Feb 14 14:41:56 EST 2016

Giving this a shot within clamav conf file

# This option enables scanning of OLE2 files, such as Microsoft Office
# documents and .msi files.
# If you turn off this option, the original files will still be scanned, but
# without additional processing.
# Default: yes
ScanOLE2 yes

# With this option enabled OLE2 files with VBA macros, which were not
# detected by signatures will be marked as "Heuristics.OLE2.ContainsMacros".
# Default: no
OLE2BlockMacros yes

-----Original Message-----
From: MIMEDefang [mailto:mimedefang-bounces at lists.roaringpenguin.com] On Behalf Of Nels Lindquist
Sent: 12 February 2016 16:30
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Installed FPScan and it's just hanging and then timing out.

On 2/4/2016 1:22 PM, mimedefang at bass-speaker.com wrote:

> I’ve been using mimedefang with clamscan (and a few others like 
> Kavscanner etc)  for many years as the basis for my mail system.
> Recently, I started receiving a lot of the empty msoffice documents 
> with macro viruses, which clamscan doesn’t detect at all. So I decided 
> to grab a licence for fpscan. (Oh I was using 2.73 and hve updated to 
> 2.78 with no differences)

Out of curiosity, did you try any of the "unofficial sigs" for ClamAV?
I'm curious to see whether F-Prot offers any improvement with the macro virus issues.

Nels Lindquist

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