[clug-talk] antivirus for samba server

Trevor Lauder lists at thelauders.net
Fri Sep 30 20:57:13 PDT 2005

ClamWin does not have real-time scanning which makes it unpractical for the 
corporate desktop.  Scheduled scanning is great and all but without real-time 
protection you leave yourself open to a lot of trouble.

I have used ClamWin to detect viruses that other AV software doesn't pick up 
so that I know where to start when I am cleaning it off and the E-Mail 
scanning for Outlook is nice too but without the real-time scanning it's no 
where near as useful as a protection mechanism compared to the commercial 
options available for windows.  ClamAV is quite useful when tied into Samba 
or a mail server though and picks up many viruses that McAfee (or Symantec - 
Does Symantec pick up any viruses? :P) does not.



On September 30, 2005 11:25 am, Tek Budda wrote:
> Travis Rousseau wrote:
> > clam http://www.clamav.net/
> >
> > On 9/30/05, bogi <khangyi at shaw.ca> wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>Any good suggestions for opensource virus detectors that would work with
> >> a samba server and scan files ?
> >>
> >>Only OSS/GPL stuff :-)
> Further to Travis's suggestion as well.  There is a ClamAV client for
> windows called clamwin (clamwin.com).  There is also one for Mac OS X.
> Not sure of the name but I believe they include it in the latest OS X
> version (Tiger).  I test drove the windows variant at work (before I got
> canned) for deployment of a desktop antivirus solution to comliment the
> Symantec stuff on the server.  It worked excellent in my opinion with
> less bloat than Norton, scheduled updates, scans and a quarentine
> feature.  You could also specify the directory where updates could be
> downloaded so you could have one main system and the clients pull from it.
> If I ever get in a place that will allow it I would DEFINATELY deploy
> this solution.
> Cameron
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