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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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I haven't heard from Alch about it. He is in the USA (CA & UT) here on business, so he has not been home in Australia to provide any direction. I'll let you know if I hear anything. I'm sure this will be a project taking several months at least, and I kind of suspect that it will not be released until Clam AV gets to version 1.0, which could be next year

A new version of Clam Sentinel is being tested.

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ROCKNROLLKID


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Does Clam Sentinel have private beta testers at all? If so, how do I sign up for beta testing because I would love to help out Clam Sentinel as much as I can. Also, what happens to Clam Sentinel after ClamWin gets it's own real-time protection module?
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GuitarBob


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Give Andrea Russo email and let him know that you want to be a beta tester. Let me know if you need an address.

Alch indicated some time ago that he would use Clam Sentinel real-time protection in ClamWin 1.0 and set up ClamWin to provide browser protection. I don't know what his current thinking is, but it may change if he can get a real-time capability for ClamWin. Nevertheless, the Clam AV signatures are not enough to provide good protection, so it would be wise to use the Clam Sentinel heuristics in some form to provide protection against unknown malware.

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ROCKNROLLKID


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I tried emailing Andrea with the email on ClamSentinel (dynclient@users.sourceforge.net) about a week ago and no one has replied back. Is their a different email I can use to contact him?
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GuitarBob


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Try andrusso at yahoo dot com.

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ROCKNROLLKID


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He replied to me with that email. If anyone is interested in Clam Sentinel beta testing, you can email Andrea via the email Guitarbob supplied for us. Thank you Guitarbob.
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Real-Time Scanner Progress
GuitarBob


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I understand that work has started on the ClamWin real-time scanner. We will know more in a couple of weeks.

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ROCKNROLLKID


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Much excitement. Keep us posted GuitarBob.
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ROCKNROLLKID


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What's the status of the real-time protection module now? Any percentage ratio, yet? I hope they have enough money and resources to complete it thoroughly.
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GuitarBob


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I haven't heard anything from Alch since I contacted him last month. He said he would keep me informed.

I thought I would inquire again a bit later in this month if I don't hear from him. A real time version would be nice, but it can not make up for the poor Clam AV signatures. I just got a false positive on ClamSentinel.exe!

I would settle for integration of Clam Sentinel heuristics with ClamWin plus browser protection!

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ROCKNROLLKID


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I did all full system scan last night and had 7 false positives using ClamWin. I didn't report them to ClamAV, probably should have. If I get them again, I'll send them to ClamAV.

Anyways, hope they are making good progress with the module.
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GuitarBob


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Clam AV false positives are handled manually, and no one works manual signatures on a regular basis. The best that ClamWin/Clam Sentinel users can do is for lots of users to report false positives and scan them with Virus Total. This might get faster results in fixing them.

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ROCKNROLLKID


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Going a little off topic, with today's economy in the USA, not a lot of people want to work for free anymore, not like they use to. I don't see that changing anytime soon, either, so this is probably the best ClamAV is going to get for a long time. While saying that, Windows 9 is in the making and probably will be released sometime next year. If it turns out anything like Windows 8, I am most likely switching over to Ubuntu Linux. If that's the case, then I guess I'll have to switch over to ClamAV instead. On the a lighter note, rumor has it Windows 9 might be free, but they haven't made any confirmation on that, yet.
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GuitarBob


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I understand about Ubuntu. It seems Microsoft only goes half way with anything it does--it's not complete. I can't see them giving any OS away, however. They should have given DOS away, but it would have cut their throat.

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DGM


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they need to put the source code on github
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