RE: Recomendations on gateway antivirus

  • From: "Stephen Hartley" <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 08:04:26 +1000

John, see my post re eScan & MailScan - they do! Try it for yourself . What can I say, I have not seen any infection on any of
my clients since we started using eScan over 2 years back. I am now
beginng to miss my virus cleanups :(


-----Original Message-----
From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 1:49 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Recomendations on gateway antivirus

> We are currently using McAfee Webshield 4.5 as our antivirus for the
> Internet email gateway. We are finding it not very sophisticated to
> block the new viruses, especially the new Bagle virus with encrypted
> files. Any suggestions as to what is the better product to use as a
> gateway antivirus scanner ?

NOTE! Most if not all AV software will not be able to detect and catch
encrypted zip such as Bagle.J. The reason is this virus is sending (not
all cases) the virus in encrypted zips using random CRC values, random
names, and a list of extensions. The biggest problem is the random CRC

John Tolmachoff
eServices For You

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