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[suse-security] Anti-Virus Problem
From: Björn Scorey <bjornscorey () hotmail com>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 19:33:18 +0200

Hi Everyone !

I am running Suse 9.0 and I have installed 

qmail (netqmail  Ver. 1.05) 
amavis (amavis-new Ver. 20030616p5-23) 
antivir (Ver 2.08-16) 

Antivir seems to be an evaluation version. (The one that came with Suse 9.0) 

I donwloaded the EICAR E-Mail Test Virus but when I send either an infected attachment or simply copy the virus string 
on the mail, the antivirus doesn't recognize the virus, and the mail passes normally. 

However when I run antivir on the infected file (attachment) by itself, it recognizes the virus. The same occured with 
f-prot (however I got some minor errors while installing f-prot). When I run either anti-virus scanner on my mailbox 
(mbox), none of them manage to see the virus. 

Anyone has an idea what's wrong ? 


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