Virus question

Ean Kingston ean at
Fri Feb 11 20:37:28 GMT 2005

> On 02/11/05 01:55 PM, Karen Donathan sat at the `puter and typed:
>> To Whom it may concern:
>> My name is Karen Donathan and I am a computer science teacher at
>> George Washington High School in Charleston, WV.  We run our website
>> ( on a FreeBSD server.  This project was
>> given to me, and I am afraid that I really should know more about
>> how this works.
>> My question is as follows:  How can I run a virus scan on my system?
>> What scan do you recommend?

f-prot makes a virus scanner for FreeBSD.

>> The reason I am asking this question is that our school system
>> administrator just found that there were some files infected with
>> Klez.h in the webroot directory of our server.

Do you know how the virus got into the webroot of your server? You should
find out.

>>  He found this out as
>> he downloaded some files from this directory to our Windows-XP
>> school server, and Norton flagged it right away.
> I was doing the same thing last night at 11:30.  Norton flagged over
> 100 instances of Klez on my sister-in-laws business computer.  There
> were at least a dozen others, including a keylogger, backdoor, and at
> least 8 other trojans, but Klez was definitely the most proliferated.
> Fun, ain't it?
>> Any suggestions?
> As suggested by another poster, Clam-AV.  I use it and it catches all
> kinds of nasties.  There is also f-prot, which you can set up as a
> backup scanner through Amavisd-new.
> I use Amavisd-new with postfix as my SMTP server, but if you're using
> Sendmail, there may be other options you want to check out.  Start
> with the handbook:
> particularly chapter 4, if you're not familiar with the ports, and
> chapter 22 to get a good overview of the options involving email.
> Good luck
> Lou
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Ean Kingston

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