ClamAV really that bad?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by duke1959, Jan 7, 2007.

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  1. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    I heard it's improving and many people are using it intergrated with Spyware Terminator. At least as good as CA and AVG?
     
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    If you don't run a Linux or BSD mail server, stay away from ClamAV. I still don't understand why people use it for purposes it's never meant for :ouch:
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    ClamAV is good at stopping mail worms and detecting exploits. It´s nice to use it in a Unix mail server or a UTM router.
     
  4. Bob D

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    Open source AV has quite a following.
    Primarily used on mail server end by some big players like Fastmail.
    Reviews rarely give it a stellar rating, however, due to being open source, they've had some remarkable signature update response times.
    I do like it's simplicity (just hope you're not in a hurry when doing a full scan or downloading new def.s).
    I no longer have it installed as my email server scans messages via the Clam.
    At current time I would have to say no (MHO).
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Just think: how are ClamAV team going to hire a senior virus analyst and finance a virus lab?
     
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    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    Well compared to alot of the others, it looks capable enough!:thumb:

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    It has a very low detection rate
     
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    Source pls, tx
     
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    Clams are bottom feeders Link
     
  10. Bob D

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    Per av-comparatives forum.
    Response quoted is by forum Admin/Project Mgr:
    Per my previous post, however, I do feel the Clam has some merit.
     
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    maybe i am going to publish the results anyway in very near future......
     
  12. DaveD

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    I have been incredibly curious to see results on ClamAV/ClamWin for years. I am a big fan of open-source software. I don't think that it's something that you can completely rely on yet, but it certainly does have potential. The fact that it's open-source means that the more popularity it gains over time, the more developers could join or at least people capable of submitting virus samples and creating signatures and such. Once they complete the on-access scanning module it will start to gain more popularity.

    I understand that you asked them for permission to test Clam and you were denied by them. That sucks. But the fact that it's an open-source project means that you probably could just post the results anyways without any worries. Hopefully they will change their minds one day... open-source is all about freedom and being able to share and examine the source code and such, so I don't understand why they would object to testing of this kind. It just doesn't make sense to me.
     
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