Virus scanners with amavis and fedora

Dino Edwards dino.edwards at
Fri Apr 14 17:00:57 CEST 2017

I mean what specific issues are you having? Do you have Macro enabled encrypted word documents, encrypted PDFs? The reason I'm asking is because there MAY be things you can do already with Amavis and clamav to block a lot of those things.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex [mailto:mysqlstudent at] 
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 9:01 AM
To: Dino Edwards <dino.edwards at>; amavis-users at
Subject: Re: Virus scanners with amavis and fedora


On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 8:53 AM, Dino Edwards <dino.edwards at> wrote:
> What problem are you having with Macro Viruses and PDF spam?

They're not being caught properly :-)

The clamav filters just aren't updated sufficiently. And sophos is a joke.

I'm interested in getting something like f-secure or another commercial scanner working in conjunction with sophos and clamav. I've tried f-secure, and I can't get it configured properly.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amavis-users 
> [ at] 
> On Behalf Of Alex
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:32 PM
> To: amavis-users at
> Subject: Virus scanners with amavis and fedora
> Hi,
> Does anyone have a current list of virus scanners that work with the current version of amavis and fedora25? Of course clamav works, but are there others? Commercial?
> We've had some success with Sophos, but clamav+sane+malware is far better. I think we need a third to help with the Word macro viruses and PDF spam.
> Thanks,
> Alex

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