clamtk says that a virus was found because of "Files number limit exceeded"

Asked by marco.pallotta on 2009-03-05

I scanned one of my directories with clamtk and it reported that it found viruses on some files. The status associated to these files is "Files number limit exceeded" (the files are pdf and zip).
What does it mean? Are They real viruses?

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peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #1

Did you get this in Windows or in Ubuntu?

clamtk under Ubuntu Hardy

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #3

Use ClamAV and run it again. You can find a documentation of it here:

Normally, Linux systems are not infected by viruses. So I would make a second test.

Hope it helps.

peter, I already did a second test and the files where always marked as viruses as "Files number limit exceeded". Even if I scanned a single of these files (I thought that it could be an issue related to number of scanned files or something similar) the report is always the same.
If I make a scan of this file from command line I have this output:

marcop@ramses:~/temp$ clamscan -v System_Administration_Guide-450.pdf
Scanning System_Administration_Guide-450.pdf
System_Administration_Guide-450.pdf: Files number limit exceeded

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 513704
Engine version: 0.92.1
Scanned directories: 0
Scanned files: 1
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 4.71 MB
Time: 4.202 sec (0 m 4 s)

It seems that clamscan doesn't detect the virus but the clamtk interface do it (in fact it makes this file in quarantine if I select the option it has to do it)

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #5

If you have a look at your output there's written:

- infected files: 0

So I guess you don't have a virus!!! It's something else.

In fact peter. In my previous comment I sayd "It seems that clamscan doesn't detect the virus ..." just because the output sayd "infected files: 0". The question is why clamtk mark it as virus? What does "Files number limit exceeded" mean?

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #7

Fiiles number limit exceeded says that the limit of file numbers is exceeded. But I don't know what this message means.

Ask a new question in this launchpad and ask what "Fiiles number limit exceeded" does mean.

Well, at this moment I will wait for someone can answer to this question else I will certainly open a new one.

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #9

Ok, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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