RE: Re: Recommended virus scanner programs.

From: Peter Williams (
Date: Wed 23 Jan 2002 - 22:28:28 UTC

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    No Marketing here.

    I like Sophos mainly due the SCO Openserver support that I need.
    Sophos and Anomy are a great combination for and SCO OpenServer
    and sendmail solutions.

    Kind Regards


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Brett Simpson []
    Sent: Thursday, 24 January 2002 9:12 AM
    Subject: [anomy-list]: Re: Recommended virus scanner programs.

    Thanks everyone.

    >>> "Bjarni R. Einarsson" <> 01/22/02 10:46AM >>>
    On 2002-01-22, 09:38:11 (-0500), Brett Simpson wrote:
    > Does anyone have any recommendations on a virus scanner program that I

    > can add into Anomy? My goal is to use it not just for Anomy but also
    > for checking any html content going through our Checkpoint firewalls
    > via web browser access. Thanks.

    #define MARKETING 1

    For the mail filtering, I recommend F-Prot Antivirus for Linux
    (, because they're the ones writing my paychecks
    (sponsoring Anomy) and the F-Prot programmers are Good Guys (tm).

    It's currently in beta and is free for any use until the beta period
    ends (soon). It will be competetively priced compared to the other
    Linux offerings out there. Feature-wise it is similar to the DOS
    version of F-Prot, although hopefully we'll have a daemonized version
    available soon which will speed up mail scanning very dramatically.

    Regarding the engine itself, it's gotten consistently good marks from
    Virus Bulletin ( for the past few years (look for FRISK
    or one of the companies we OEM to: Data Fellows/F-Secure, Command), and
    is relatively fast compared to the competition (or so I'm told, anyway).

    #undef MARKETING


    I don't know whether F-Prot will work with your firewall.

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