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VPOP3 Antivirus v1.0.9 released

Update: 25/1/16 – A problem was found with the installer for v1.0.9 which would cause problems on some computers. This should be fixed in v1.0.10 which can be downloaded from https://www.pscs.co.uk/downloads/vpop3av1010.exe

We have just released VPOP3 Antivirus v1.0.9. This can be used by anyone with a VPOP3 Antivirus licence.

This update uses the latest version of the antivirus engine which has improved virus detection.

Note that if you install this version and you have a third-party virus scanner installed on the VPOP3 PC, you must exclude the VPOP3\plugins\vpop3av\temp folder from the third party virus scanner. If you don’t, then virus detection may not be reliable.

This version has a couple of extra options you can enable if you wish. To do this, edit the VPOP3\plugins\vpop3av\vpop3av.conf file using a text editor (such as Notepad)

You can add the following lines:

DetectPUA yes

This will cause the virus scanner to detect ‘potentially unwanted applications’. These are legitimate programs which can be used for nefarious purposes – such as password crackers or certain system tools. In many cases you will not want to allow these to be received by email.

OLE2BlockMacros yes

This will cause the virus scanner to block any files with VBA macros (whether or not the macros are known to be suspicious). Many ‘viruses’ use DOC or XLS files with VBA macros in to download malicious software when the files are opened. By using this option, then these files will be blocked. Note that this option may block legitimate documents as well.

For instance, if you want to enable both the above options, then the VPOP3AV.CONF file will have these contents:

TCPSocket 3313
MaxThreads 2
DatabaseDirectory .\db
StreamMaxLength 100M
TemporaryDirectory .\temp
DetectPUA yes
OLE2BlockMacros yes

 

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