ClamAv oddity

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Fri Dec 11 10:45:29 UTC 2015

On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 20:17:52 -0000, Grizzly wrote:

In my experiences ClamAV is crap. When I needed antivir software on a
Linux install, IIRC I only got one time a false positive and it was
fixed after I reported it, when using .
This false positive was caused by scanning a complete Linux install ;).

Perhaps the data base of other antivir software is just to care about
email on Linux servers, but fails when checking a faked windows install
or a complete Linux install.

Since avira is discontinued, you could test avast and what ever else
might be available for Linux. Assumed you experiences with ClamAV
should be good, excepted of this issue, contact ClamAV and report those
files as possible false positives.

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