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[clamav-users] Why does virus name now include size and hash ?

From: David Shrimpton <d.shrimpton_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Dec 09 2010 - 14:16:21 GMT
To: Clamav-Users <>


Since upgrading from 0.96.1 to 0.96.5 virus names
returned by clamd in response to a SCAN command
now include a md5 hash of the file and the file size



instead of


Clamdscan will just return WM.Psycho as before.


ExtendedDetectionInfo no

in clamd.conf and restarting clamd seems
to have no influence over this.

Is there a way of turning off the hash and file size in
the virus name returned in response to a SCAN
command , (rather than writing a regex to parse
the result )?

-- David Shrimpton Systems Programmer ITS University of Queensland _______________________________________________ Help us build a comprehensive ClamAV guide: visit