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Re: [suse-security] Anti-Virus Problem
From: 3APA3A <3APA3A () SECURITY NNOV RU>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 11:38:43 +0400

Dear Björn Scorey,

It's  expected  behaviour.  EICAR  is  executable  file and eicar string
should only be detected in the beginning of the file.

--Monday, October 4, 2004, 9:33:18 PM, you wrote to full-disclosure () lists netsys com:

BS> Hi Everyone !

BS> I am running Suse 9.0 and I have installed 

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

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

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

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

BS> Anyone has an idea what's wrong ? 

BS> Regards 
BS> Björn 





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