Generally, ClamD catches most viruses that AVG misses (during those times when it actually runs), and McAfee catches the occasional virus that ClamD misses. ClamD downloads updates automatically (using the FreshClam).
I found the http://oss.netfarm.it/clamav build very useful. I don't recall any installation difficulty. It did have a successful installer and is able to install itself as a service. There is a .REG file that sets up a registry entry where the path is stored. In their registry, I use the following: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ClamAV] "ConfigDir"="C:\\Progra~1\\ClamAV\\conf" "DataDir"="C:\\Progra~1\\ClamAV\\db" For FreshClam.conf, I changed these parameters: DatabaseDirectory "C:\Program Files\clamAV\db" UpdateLogFile "C:\Program Files\clamAV\log\freshclam.log" LogTime yes For ClamD.conf, I changed these: LogFile "C:\Program Files\clamAV\log\clamd.log" LogTime yes TemporaryDirectory C:\Temp DatabaseDirectory "C:\Program Files\clamAV\db" For the service, I removed the spaces from the path (not sure if this was needed): "C:\Progra~1\ClamAV\clamd.exe" --daemon In Declude, you'd use: #ClamAV SCANFILE1 C:\Progra~1\ClamAV\ClamDScan.exe VIRUSCODE1 1 Of course, that still leaves the problem of the virus report file. I had contacted Declude and they said they would check if they can natively parse the report file. For now I still use a simple script to reformat the Report file to suit Declude. ClamAV now has an official Windows build AND compiles under Visual Studio. So, ideally, Declude would just integrate ClamAV as an internal scanner instead of having to deal with all this command-line jazz. Best Regards, Andy From: supp...@declude.com [mailto:supp...@declude.com] On Behalf Of Michael Cummins Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:30 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: [Declude.Virus] Internal Scanner - Nonfunctional? What's the best way to look into using Clam as a second scanner? I found this at ARM, does anyone else use this install aid? http://www.armresearch.com/tools/arm/clamAID.jsp What's your general opinion of Clam when compared to McAffee, or another favorite scanner? How do you update your Clam database files? Thanks for the discussion and feedback! -- Michael Cummins --- This E-mail came from the Declude.Virus mailing list. To unsubscribe, just send an E-mail to imail...@declude.com, and type "unsubscribe Declude.Virus". The archives can be found at http://www.mail-archive.com.