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clamwin AV email scan timing..

Posted: 2007-06-11 12:03
by westdam
hi everyone..
i'm just wondering to use ClamWin to scan my email ( i'm using EZ Trust but the license is going to expire and the new version it's too slow to scan mail .. ) so what about clamwin?

average time to scan a mail?
my Ez Trust takes about 200 ms to scan a mail on my system ( celeron 2.6 , 1ghz ram ) . I've tried in the past with the older relase of clamwin but it was sooo slow.. about 1.2 sec to scan a mail on my system. what about newer version??

Posted: 2007-06-11 12:21
by iprat
If you need to be fast forget about ClamWin, you must use clamd && clamdscan (in service mode) in SOSDG or Win32 variants.

Posted: 2007-06-11 12:37
by westdam
thanks, but which is the timing ?
i mean clamwin it's still on 1 sec per email?
sosdg or w32 clamav are more faster???

Posted: 2007-06-11 12:48
by iprat
For a plenty of jpeg images 750Kb message:

1.020 sec

For a just one attachment 55kb message:

0.078 sec

I've not tried a simple text email, but I think it is what you wanted, isn't it ?

The machine here is a multipurpose (web server, email server, file server, ERP, fax server... etc) p4-2800 1GB RAM, but it can't be much diferent with yours.

Hope this helps.

Posted: 2007-06-11 12:55
by iprat
Sorry forgot to say that this is with SOSDG, haven't had enough reasons to make the switch to w32, but if I were to start from scratch I would stick with w32 as there is no CYGWIN layer.

Posted: 2007-06-11 15:15
by westdam
thanks iprat... it's what i want...
now i'm on Ez Trust ..on a 200 kb message it takes about 200 ms to scan.. it's quite well.. the fastest i've found it's the AVG ( also the Free edition!! ) but also AVAST pro it's amazing too..

but of course they're still $$$...

Posted: 2007-06-12 01:17
by Slug
westdam wrote:the fastest i've found it's the AVG ( also the Free edition!! )
I didn't think the free edition worked on win2003 ?


Posted: 2007-06-12 03:49
by alps_xing
I've migrated from ClamWin to ClamAV.

ClamAV is really cool! Fast and easy. :D

Posted: 2007-06-12 11:53
by westdam
exactly..the free edition doesnt work on 2003.