Best AntiVirus Software for MailEnable?

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whgpjay
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Best AntiVirus Software for MailEnable?

Post by whgpjay » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:06 pm

I'm undecided about which command line Antivirus software to use. It has to be effective, definitions updated frequently and quickly, and able to run in multiple instances (don't want to have to set the MTU threads to 1) reliably.

What AV program do you use/recommend?

MailEnable-Ben
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Post by MailEnable-Ben » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:05 am

F-Prot has always been consistently good, and has all listed requirements. Some people like to use AVG also but it requires a lower thread count (16), if you want a cheap one Clam is OK it has a few problems but possibly they are ironed out now maybe someone else can answer that?
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MartynK
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Post by MartynK » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:26 am

Clam is OK, but it does miss the odd virus. I have always run multiple scanners but F-Prot I have found to be the best with MailEnable.

whgpjay
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Post by whgpjay » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:41 pm

I bought F-Prot, since I don't think I can get a better recommendation than from Ben & Martyn.

The only thing I don't like is that it apparently can't clean files in arcnhives, but otherwise it seems to be running well on 2 servers I installed on so far.

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Post by MailEnable-Ben » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:19 pm

You mean on a server scan or via the command prompt in ME I am pretty sure it detects and prevents when used in ME. Even if you need to create a filter that deletes message rather than clean. On the other hand I think you may be correct on the server scan, I read somewhere that this was going to be changed in an upcoming release.
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MartynK
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Post by MartynK » Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:08 am

Have you looked at the /ARCHIVE=x command for F-Prot ?

I have mine set to 10, check it out on the F-Prot site for more details.

whgpjay
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Post by whgpjay » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:23 pm

I noticed it couldn't clean archives but it could detect viruses within them on a server scan. I'll check out the /ARCHIVE=x later (can't get to f-prot.com right now). Thanks for the help & advice!

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