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Re: [Clamav-users] Frequency of virus attacks

From: Chris Adams <cmadams_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jun 13 2008 - 20:28:46 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

Once upon a time, Eggert Ehmke <> said:
> Since I installed ClamAV on my mail server, I did not get one single mail with
> virus attached. Other spam mail is filtered out by DSpam. When I send some
> test mail to my own address and attach some test virus, it is detected by
> ClamAV. Is this the expected behaviour? I would have expected to get some
> real viruses sooner or later. So I get the impression that real attacks are
> not so frequently as expected, or am I just lucky?

Email viruses are almost exinct in my view. So far this month, I have blocked almost 37 million messages as spam, delivered 1.7 million messages after filtering, and only blocked 1680 messages as viruses. -- Chris Adams <> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble. _______________________________________________ Help us build a comprehensive ClamAV guide: visit