Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ClamAV Stats, we need more of them, we need your help

We've been working pretty hard behind the scenes over here on ClamAV, its backend infrastructure, and moving the codebase as well as its detection up the ladder.

In order for us to get some accurate statistics about what you all are seeing out there, in the field, we need as many people as possible to "opt-in" to some statistics gathering features that we have built into the code base.

If you've ever browsed around ClamAV.net, I'm sure you've probably bumped into this page:
http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/download/cvd/malware-stats/ at some point.  These are statistics that are provided by you all, the users of ClamAV, collected and correlated on our backend systems here.  It allows us to see trends across signatures and allows us to check in on what you are seeing in the actual real world.

We need more people to opt-in to this feature.  We are looking at growing the detection rate and feature set of ClamAV's detection functionality, and this type of data will allow us to see where we need to pinpoint resources.

If you can participate in the program, please go here:

Follow the instructions above and you should be good to go!  Thanks!