Sanesecurity update to CLAM
Question asked by Patrick Kraus - 4/2/2020 at 7:04 AM
Has anybody had any luck implementing the additional databases from CLAM that are supplied by Sanesecurity?

The below link is a windows package which has a .bat file which can be run to schedule the database file updates automatically.

The problem is that the paths are not the same as the Smartermail CLAM setup and I'm not able to get it working.

We constantly have viruses getting through, CLAM is poor at best at catching viruses and from what I've ready these files will make a massive difference.

The other option is https://www.securiteinfo.com/ but I haven't read too much into it.

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Nathan Replied
It works, assuming you unpack the update script to D:\SaneSecurity and Smartermail is in D:\Program Files\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\ modify the sigupdate.bat:

set logloc=D:\SaneSecurity 
set db=D:\Program Files\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\Service\Clam\share\clamav

Show caution with the signatures you choose as they can generate false positives which is fine if using with something like RSPAMD as you can weight the definitions but in Smartermail a positive match will block.
Jane Noel Replied
I had technicians implement this. I haven't had it long enough to get complaints on any false positives yet, but I saw a tremendous improvement in blocked viruses.  (From roughly 200/Day to more like 4300/day).
Patrick Kraus Replied
Thanks for the reply Jane, we abandoned trying to get CLAM to function properly and installed ESET AntiVirus. I've added some posts to the below thread if you are interested?

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