ScannerDaemon is the virus scanner of the OpenAntivirus project. You can send a filename to it via simple TCP and it will scan the file for viruses and tell you if the file is infected or not. The ScannerDaemon comes with its own virus database, so you do not need any commercial virus scanner. There is a plugin for AMaViS and several mailservers to scan all EMail going through a mail server.
|Tags||Communications Email Filters Security Networking Firewalls|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: This version consumes much less memory and fixes some bugs that prevented it from detecting some viruses.
Release Notes: This version has a new filter concept which allows better filtering. The first advantage is decompression of Zip and UPX compressed files and detection of uninfectable files (like graphics and audio files) for faster scanning. It probably breaks the detection of some viruses, but work is being done to remedy this.
Release Notes: This release replaces the plain 'virussignatures.txt' with Credo files. These are digitally signed archives, signed with digitally signed keys from the OAV project. Everyone can get such a key and publish virus patterns by now.
Release Notes: Support for a digitally signed virus signature file (you have to use the new virussignatures file with it). From now on, only virus patterns generated by PatternFinder will be accepted if you send the virus with it, so that the pattern can be verified.
Release Notes: This release has POST and FILTER support for Squid virus scanning. You can transparently scan all Squid traffic for virii. Connections are allowed from localhost only. There is multithread support.