Anti-virus for FreeBSD

krad kraduk at
Wed Mar 23 10:16:30 UTC 2016

I terms of mail you are not limited to unix bases solutions. Exim for
example as the ability to pass the mail to a host:port for scanning. That
means you are not limited via os and therefore av vendor.

On 23 March 2016 at 06:01, Wayne Sierke <ws at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2016-03-22 at 09:07 +0000, krad wrote:
> > Other than that clamav
> > is good enough.
> I'm curious as to whether that's an objective or subjective view?
> I've got clam-av set up on a couple of mail boxes scanning incoming
> messages and find a worrying amount of viral content still gets
> through. Even after submitting false-negative reports, manual tests
> conducted (days!) later have failed to detect them.
> To be fair, some of that also fails to be detected initially by
> commercial AV scanners on MS Windows. However in one instance, for
> example, one AV provider had an update deployed and distributed less
> than two hours after they were notified.
> I've submitted suspect attachments to the Virus-Total web site to find
> that it was already submitted previously, sometimes long ago, and clam-
> av is listed with a negative detection result.

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