Monthly Archives: March 2010

Stop Dr. Web Antivirus Update Emails

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After months of painful emails about Dr. Web updates, I finally found a solution:

Log in as root (or you can use sudo) and open /etc/drweb/drweb32.ini:

Look for:
CronSummary = Yes

And change it to:
CronSummary = No

Do a restart for the Dr. Web daemon by (add sudo in the beginning if not using root):
/etc/init.d/drwebd restart

That should do it! Seems so easy once you know it.
Please do leave a comment if this works for you :)

The problem:

Just a bit of background about the problem. I have been using Plesk 8.4 and been really happy with it. I’ve gone through all the versions but the latest one Plesk 9.3 had been sending me these weird emails:

From: MAILER-DAEMON@example.com
To: anonymous@example.com
Subject: failure notice

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at example.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

:

--- Below this line is a copy of the message.

Return-Path:
Received: (qmail 22133 invoked by uid 100); 20 Mar 2010 19:00:10 +0000
Date: 20 Mar 2010 19:00:10 +0000
Message-ID: <20100320190010.22131.qmail@example.com>
From: root@example.com (Cron Daemon)
To: drweb@example.com
Subject: Cron /opt/drweb/update.pl
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
X-Cron-Env:
X-Cron-Env:
X-Cron-Env: X-Cron-Env:
X-Cron-Env:

Dr.Web (R) update details:
Update server: http://update.msk5.drweb.com/unix/500
Update has begun at Sat Mar 20 19:00:02 2010
Update has finished at Sat Mar 20 19:00:10 2010

Following files has been updated:
/var/drweb/bases/drwtoday.vdb
/var/drweb/bases/dwntoday.vdb
/var/drweb/bases/dwrtoday.vdb
/var/drweb/updates/timestamp

And you usually get one of these an hour! Thats 24 a day! Crazyyyy!