Running ClamAV on Xwall and am getting following error "clamdscan.exe returned error level 2" Can someone help me?

Posted on 2014-12-26
Last Modified: 2014-12-28
I am running Exchange 2003 with Xwall and recently added Clam Antivirus.   Here is what the log file shows:
Connection opened with ClamAV at localhost:3310
14-12-26 07:05:31 0006: > zSCAN C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3n
14-12-26 07:05:31 0006: < C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3n: OK
14-12-26 07:05:31 0006: Connection closed with ClamAV at localhost:3310
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: Virus: Scanning attachments...
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: Connection opened with ClamAV at localhost:3310
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: > zIDSESSION
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: > zSCAN C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3m
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: < 1: C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3m: OK
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: > zSCAN C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3n
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: < 2: C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3n: OK
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: > zEND
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: Connection closed with ClamAV at localhost:3310
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: Executing C:\clamav\clamdscan.exe C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3m --no-summary --log=C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3o
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: clamdscan.exe returned error level 2
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: Executing C:\clamav\clamdscan.exe C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3n --no-summary --log=C:\Program Files\XWall\TEMP\$TEgcp3q
14-12-26 07:05:32 0006: clamdscan.exe returned error level 2
Question by:tmb5
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btan earned 500 total points
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may want to try in Xwall not to enable ClamAV On Demand Scan, but enable Native ClamAV Support. see the setup
other possibility is whether clamdscan has rights to create the logfile, maybe can remove --log option in its execution and see if error comes up again. good to test the setup based on some test file as stated in above link or send an mail containing an EICAR test virus to your XWall server and check the log. See the pdf (last pg) for more info
Can do a search from Xwall forum as well
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I would never run ClamAV on a Server!

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I am running Native ClamAv. and have On demand turned off.  And I have used EICAR test virus and the ClamAV is definitely catching the virus so it is working despite the log file saying otherwise.  I have loaded sanesec.  The files seemed to be appropriately uploaded and I have turned it on in the Xwall Manager, but it does not appear to be working.   I checked the wall.ini file and there is no entry for sanesec at all.  Do you have any idea how I can get information about the appropriate entries for the wall.ini file and I could update it manually.
Finally, I have removed the log options from clamAV entry because they did not seem to work correctly and kept generating a file called "program" in the c root directory which, of course, caused problems.  
Any other recommendations you might have would be most appreciated.
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you can check out the xwall.ini setting below
Connect to ClamAV


This setting forces XWall to connect to ClamAV, the same way as clamdscan.exe connects to clamd.exe. In the case there is a problem, XWall starts the on-demand scanner, which is usually clamdscan.exe

Another sample from this
Just for information, this is what my XWALL.INI entries for AV look like:
VirusScannerPara=<FILE> --no-summary --log=<TEMPFILE>
VirusPostScannerPara=C:\XWALL\ParseReport.vbs <TEMPFILE> <MSGFILE> CLAMAV

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Thanks again for all your help.  By adding the lines:
to the xwall.ini the error code disappeared in the log file.
Really appreciate your assistance.
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thanks for sharing

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