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Date:      Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:02:26 -0500
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
To:        Daniel Bye <>, FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: On-access AV scanning
Message-ID:  <749F391EFB9AA6234EF1AFF4@localhost>
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--On July 27, 2012 11:43:08 AM +0100 Daniel Bye 
<> wrote:

> Are there any current options available to support on-access antivirus
> scanning on FreeBSD?


I did some testing several years ago with ClamAV, Sophos and McAfee 
(scanning incoming mail), and ClamAV was comparable to McAfee in detection 
rates - over 98%.

If you run the daemon you have on access scanning.  Seems like that would 
satisfy the policy.

It's in ports, so it should be easy to install and keep up to date.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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