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rushix


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Hi there,
I really appreciate you peoples As you are open source and replies to every query related to the same.....

CalmWin---> Daily updates.

How could i open "Daily.cvd" to READ/LOOK Each and every "Virus-Name" and Its "Signature" within it.....
I mean to Open "Daily.cvd" in TEXT mode ( Human/User read-able text )... On WINDOWS XP.



Thank you.
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GuitarBob


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You might try to open the daily database from within your spreadsheet program, which will give you some formatting options. The database is just an unstructured list of virus signatures.

When looking for a certain virus, I load the database in Notepad and then do a search. Keep in mind that each AV company may have a different name for the same virus.

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rushix


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No its not working.....
I have opened "Daily.cvd" with microsoft excel it opens but... It is not human readable...
It looks like machine code.....
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GuitarBob


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Well, I pulled it up in Excel and here is one line:

Trojan.Generic.Fakesec.3232:FAKESEC:UNUSED:20c200d16ab7140ea8013051a000171aa00002ff0008ff0009ff0016fd0000c0110ec1070edd0c0671120f6c060f360c070800000a00170a0b003f002533

I think you may be able to configure it to get a better read: tab delimit, etc.

There is also a list of viruses somewhere on the Virus Bulletin web site that has the name given to each virus by most of the AV companies, including Clam/ClamWin. I don't know how up to date it is, however.

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rushix


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I have not installed CalmWin on my Windows xp Machine.......
I have just downloaded "daily.cvd"..... And trying to open it.....
I tried to install CalmWin ... But installer gave me error 16-bit Dos Error...
Not getting any exact idea.....

Would you like to tell me how you configured your ms office excel ...?
I mean what that you are talking about delimeter & tab...?
Please help.
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I just ran Excel 2000 and opend the daily database file in it. I just accepted the defaults, but there are some options you can use when you bring it into Excel. The tab delimited option lets you separate columns with a tab between them, and there are a couple of more separation options like that.

If you cannot run ClamWin, I do not see how looking at the signatures will help you in detecting viruses--unless you are going to use it for something else.

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rushix


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Hey ... I am running my windows xp with OFFICE 2003.

So it must support the previous version of OFFICE i mean 2000 That you are using...

But you are getting the names and signatures in human readable... and
I am getting it as machine code..

Any other trick that could work..............?

thanks
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I think most versions of Office will probably work.. Actually, I use Open Office and save stuff in MS Office format. MS Office costs too much, and MS gives me a hassle every time I replace my old computer and install my old Office version on it. They seem to think I am trying to steal the Crown jewels!

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rushix


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I have also downloaded "OpenOffice.Org 3.0" and installed it successfuly.
Still i am not able to open "daily.cvd" As it human readable text format.........

Sorry i am making you uncomfortable ....

Would you like to write here STEP BY STEP procedure---->
I mean each and every click details--->
Like-->
1) You goto Start-->OpenOffice-->-------.
2) CLicked-------
3) File menu----> Open
4) selected-----------.


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rushix


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I think "Dily.cvd" is Zipped/Encoded.
Before opening it with any editor it must be Unzipped/ Extracted.....

And task is done by its antivirus program.... ClamWin/Clamav...

You may have installed ClamWin/ClamAV...
Because of which Your "dily.cvd"/ "Main.cvd" gets extracted.....
And hense you can open it from a notepad/wordpad/excel/openoffice......

Am i right...?
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GuitarBob


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Run Open Office
Select Text Document
File Open
Select Daily.cld
OK
No problem

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rushix


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Hey....... GuitarBob.........

Still not ..........

You must be installed and running ClamAV....

Dude..... I am not getting now .... what to do and how to do....??????

Any further suggestions..............



Thanks,
Rushi

Why dont you mail me "Main.cvd" in purely text format to-----

pawarrushikant@gmail.com

pawarrushikant@yahoo.com
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rushix


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Hey .... GuitarBob..... I got it...... Thanks........


What i am done is----->

1) I installed Clamwin 0.96.4
2) Using---->

C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin> sigtool --unpack daily.cvd

I got various files....... All Are human readable....


NOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL ME JUST WHAT EACH FILE CONTAINS......?
please....plz.....plz....

Thanks in advance.
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The daily file contains the names of the viruses and their individual signatures. There are several different types of signatures--they are not all the same type.

What exactly are you trying to do with the file? The file is not really useful for very much. You might be able to search it for a particular virus by name, if you know the name Clam gives it. The signature will not tell you very much, and I doubt if it could be used by anyone outside of ClamAV for anything without a lot of work.

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rushix


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What i will do with just virus signatures............??????

I mean i am interested in-------->

Now i know the signatures at user level....Ok
But As i am computer engineer........
I need to know ...

How Clamwin uses this to search for a virus .....??
I mean in detail......
There are other files too.... When we UNPACKS Daily.cvd It gigives four files....

How each and every file is used by Clamwin to detect virus...
I think i am clear..

Thanks Thats it....
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