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samba-vscan 0.3.6 released

samba-vscan provides on-access for Samba shares using several third-party anti-virus softtware. 0.3.6 offers support for H+BEDV AntiVir and various fixes

Posted by Rainer Link 2005-03-23

samba-vscan 0.3.5 released

samba-vscan provides on-access scanning of
Samba shares with Samba 2.2.x and 3.0.x. It supports
several commercial and non-commercial anti-virus
software. The 0.3.5 release adds support for F-Secure AV and NAI/McAfee VirusScan/Unix and the possibilty to exclude certain file types from scanning. As well as some bug fixes and improvements.

Posted by Rainer Link 2004-04-30

samba-vscan 0.3.4 is out

samba-vscan 0.3.4 offers now a configure script
and improved Makefile. It now supports ClamAV as virus scanner. samba-vscan provides on-access virus scanning of Samba shares (Samba 2.2.x / 3.0)

Posted by Rainer Link 2003-09-08

samba-vscan 0.3.4 beta2 ready for testing

The latest beta can be grabbed from http://www.openantivirus.org/projects.php#samba-vscan - for changes please see the ChangeLog linked from the mentioned web page. Beta Testers are very welcome.

Posted by Rainer Link 2003-08-28

samba-vscan 0.3.2 released

The new release offers some performance improvements,
a basic ICAP client to re-enable Symantec support, some fixes
for F-Prot daemon and updates for mks. samba-vscan is a proof-of-concept module for Samba, which uses the VFS (virtual file system) features of Samba 2.2.x/3.0 alphaX to provide on-access virus scanning. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients

Posted by Rainer Link 2003-02-07

samba-vscan 0.3.1 released

This new release provides some smaller bug fixes, a quarantine feature and virus notification via windows message service. samba-vscan is a proof-of-concept module for Samba, which uses the VFS (virtual file system) features of Samba 2.2.x/3.0 alphaX to provide on-access virus scanning. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.

Posted by Rainer Link 2002-12-06

samba-vscan 0.3.0 released

samba-vscan 0.3.0 has been released. It provides now a samba-
style runtime configuration file, support for recent Samba 3.0
alpha releases and some other improvements.

Posted by Rainer Link 2002-11-11

ScannerDaemon 0.5.2 released

The version 0.5.2 of the free virusscanner has been released. It features less memory consumption and a few bugfixes.


Posted by Kurt Huwig 2002-10-16

samba-vscan 0.2.4 released

samba-vscan 0.2.4 provides now support for OpenAntiVirus.org ScannerDaemon and FRISK's F-Prot Daemon

Posted by Rainer Link 2002-04-03

samba-vscan 0.2.3 released

samba-vscan 0.2.3 adds support for Kaspersky AntiVirus and Symantec CarrierScan. It should now compile on *BSD systems, too (at least FreeBSD 4.5).

Posted by Rainer Link 2002-03-06

OpenSource standalone VirusScanner released


I just released the first version of 'VirusHammer', the standalone virus-scanner of the OpenAntivirus-Project. You can download it at the usual place at SourceForge:


53e236c55fe81b8e2c23e26590b6cc31 VirusHammer-0.1.0.zip

If you want to get involved, please translate it into your language or paint a cool application logo for the hammer.

Release Notes:
This is the very first version. If you want to update the signatures, you have to unzip the jar and change 'virussignatures.txt'. The whole application is internationalized (I18N). Current languages are English and German. If you want to localize it (L10N) to your language, simply unzip the jar and translate everything within 'VirusHammer.properties' to the right of the '=' signs. Then send the result to kurt@openantivirus.org. I am working on a new format for the signatures, so that you can update them very easy, even automatically.... read more

Posted by Kurt Huwig 2002-02-24

PatternFinder 0.7.2 released

The OAV project (http://www.openantivirus.org/) released version 0.7.2 of PatternFinder, the virus signature detection tool.

This version adds support for the F-Prot virus scanner.

Posted by Kurt Huwig 2002-02-16

ScannerDaemon 0.4.0 released

The Openantivirus project (http://www.openantivirus.org/) released version 0.4.0 of its GPL virus scanner.

This version adds support for a digitally signed virus signature file. You have to use the new virussignatures file with it.

From now on, we only accept virus pattern generated by PatternFinder, if you send the virus with it, so that we can verify the pattern.

Posted by Kurt Huwig 2002-01-12

squid-vscan 0.1.0 released

The OpenAntivirus project (http://www.openantivirus.org/) released the first version of transparent virus scanning support for squid. You can download RPMs for (at least) SuSE 7.3 on the SF page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openantivirus/).

Posted by Kurt Huwig 2002-01-04

samba-vscan 0.2.0 released

Added support for Samba 3.0 alphaX, don't try to scan directories (seemed to happen only by Win* clients) and optionally exclude files from scanning if they are greater than a specific file size.

Posted by Rainer Link 2001-12-27

ScannerDaemon 0.2.0 released

A new version of ScannerDaemon of the OpenAntivirus (http://www.openantivirus.org/) Project has been released. It contains a rewrite of the scanengine to be able to detect polymorphic virii and spread signatures.

An integration into AMaViS (http://www.amavis.org/) is currently being done, so you can actually use it.

The number of detected virii is still low, but we will integrate all current mail virii as soon as possible.

Posted by Kurt Huwig 2001-12-13

samba-vscan 0.1.0 released

samba-vscan 0.1.0 uses now Sophos SAVI and Trend VSAPI directly, therefore Sophie/Trophie is not needed anymore. Documentation has been improved.

Posted by Rainer Link 2001-11-19

samba-vscan 0.0.2 released

This release should work now with Samba 2.2.0 up to Samba 2.2.2. Support for Trend Micro's Engine+Trophie has been added

Posted by Rainer Link 2001-11-05

Initial version of samba-vscan module released

The samba-vscan module is a proof-of-concept Samba VFS module for on-access scanning of samba shares. You need a Samba installation with (working) VFS (virtual file system) support, Sophos Sweep and Sophie to give it a try.

Posted by Rainer Link 2001-10-03

First open virus scanner released

The OpenAntivirus Project has released the first alpha version of its free virus scanner. It currently detects 5 different virii in 11 variants.

You can help the project by submitting virus signatures. Signatures can be easily extracted from infected files by the use of the 'PatternFinder' and any other virus scanner.

You can find more information at http://sourceforge.net/projects/openantivirus/

Posted by Kurt Huwig 2001-09-09