KAV plug-in for The Bat!

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  1. Kaliar

    Kaliar Registered Member

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    Hi there,

    One of the main reasons I bought licenses for KAV is the AV plug-in for The Bat! (starting from version 1.60).

    This plug-in is designed for KAV 4.0 Personal Pro and KAV Business Optimal (starting from version 3.5.9). It will not work with AVP 3.5 Swiss or KAV 4.0 Personal.

    So I bought KAV for Windows Workstation (2 licenses) from the Swiss site, downloaded a copy of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Business Optimal and installed it (note: no previous AV was installed on that computer). The software works perfectly, has been updated (now at version 4.05.37) and the plug-in has also been installed without a hitch, following the instructions found at:
    http://www.kaspersky.com/bat.html?chapter=952652

    In The Bat! (version 1.62i), the plug-in status shows OK, version 3.5.9.0 (2001/05/0:cool:. Of course, the plug-in is set to "Check incoming mail for viruses" (as well as attachments).

    Only problem: it does not prevent infected E-Mail to get in !!

    In fact, the plug-in seems to do its job, there is no error message, but:

    - it finds nothing bad going in
    - it still finds nothing if I do a virus check-up afterwards on an existing message base that has some of the infected E-Mail.

    I have tried with the KAV monitor active and inactive, same results (settings for Scan compound files: checkmarks set for Mail databases and Plain mail).

    On the other hand, the KAV scanner does find the virus in the message base, when it is too late...

    On a test machine, I installed The Bat! and the Dr.Web plug-in in combination with the NOD32 pop scanner.  This setup worked perfectly, with the NOD pop scanner jumping in to announce the presence of the Klez virus in messages and the Dr.Web plug-in putting the infected messages in quarantine, even with the main program (SpIDer Guard) inactive.

    My question: what am I not doing right with the KAV plug-in?

    Kaliar
     
  2. root

    root Registered Member

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    Are there setup instructions with the plugin?
    If it is like other AVs that filter POP3, you may have to point the email client to the plugin and or allow loopback, if you have a firewall.
    My first thought is that the email client is just bypassing the plugin, therefore the plugin is not catching anything.
     
  3. Kaliar

    Kaliar Registered Member

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    Hi root,

    No, the setup is very basic, without reference to any proxy settings.

    And I have noticed that the Dr.Web plug-in for The Bat! does not try to access the internet (well, if it does, Kerio does not see it!) :)

    Just to make sure, I'll create an rule for klav.exe in Kerio. Thanks for pointing that!

    What is most puzzling is that the KAV plug-in for The Bat! does not find infected messages in an existing message base, contrary to the Dr.Web version of the plug-in! :(

    Thanks for taking the time to help me,

    Kaliar
     
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