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Anti virus with Mailscanner in cPanel

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by hilario, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. hilario

    hilario Well-Known Member

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    I am experiencing many problems with virus infected files in spam.

    Clamav is not being able to detect them and they finally land on end users' computers.

    1) Does anyone use any other anti-virus software integrated with Configserver Mailscanner?
    2) Which one do you recommend?
    3) Are there any install/configuration instructions or compatibility issues?

    Thanks in advance for any help provided.

    Hilário Fochi Silveira
     
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Are these files attachments? If so, what are the attachment names? You could use the filter for cPanel to ensure it's properly filteirng out possibly malicious attachments.
     
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    hilario Well-Known Member

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    Yes the files are attachments. They are named as "invoice.zip" for example.
    The mails have almost no text and it is extremely difficult to filter them based on the texts.
    Example:
    Subject: Invoice
    Body: The invoice is attached as requested.

    It indeed could be a real good mail.
    The only hope is to filter with an anti-virus. Clamav does not detect. Avira, AVG and Avast detect easily (in Windows).

    So far I only used Clamav with Linux servers, but I really need an additional anti-virus and would like to know if it is safe and easy to use another anti-virus or if I am running the risk of braking my server.
     
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    Have you considered having email being filtered prior to coming into the server? There are systems like barracuda that do filtering for incoming emails.

    https://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/products/spam_overview.php

    I mention this as you could use it for any and all servers you have and it doesn't change settings on the server itself to install programs. It would also not take processing power on the server to use it. It is intended for spam and virus filtering before the email reaches the server.
     
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    I am using Mailscanner in our server and it does a really good job. Only small fault is Clamav. Clamav works, but could be better.
    Thus the only thing I really need is to improve the anti-virus system.
    That is why I am searching for information regarding the use of other anti-virus in cPanel systems.
     
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