New cxs v13.02


  • Improved thread report generation stability
  • Improvements to sversionscan matching
  • Fingerprint Database refresh

New MailScanner Installer v5.03


  • Improved cPanel perl version checking on install to ensure cPanel perl rpms are installed
  • Updated DirectAdmin installation instructions

New cxs v13.01


  • Added command to remove pure-ftpd configuration from local pure-ftpd cPanel config file. This will only affect upgrades from pre v13.0. If the upgrade to 13.00 has already been done, then this will have to be done manually using the root shell command:
    sed -i “/^CallUploadScript/d” /var/cpanel/conf/pureftpd/local
  • Fixed –threads [auto] calculation on servers with 4 or fewer CPUs

New csf v14.10


  • Fixed error message regarding location/permissions to the iptables binary in correctly referencing ip6tables
  • Added PASV port range hole for VZ servers on cPanel for new installs
  • Fixed MESSENGERV3 Apache tree search where ServerRoot is not configured so that csf defaults to /etc/apache2/ so that relative Includes are still defined correctly
  • Modified LF_BIND regex to deal with new log field

New MailScanner Front-End (MSFE) v9.09


  • Improved cPanel perl version checking on install to ensure cPanel perl rpms are installed
  • Fixed issue on DA where PATH does not contain /usr/sbin/ preventing csf blocking from within MailControl
  • Updated cPanel end-user UI config allowed_parents with the latest perl version to fix message downloading

New cxs v13.00


  • NOTICE: Removed the long deprecated cxs integration with pure-ftpd. If this option was still installed and enabled, then this version of cxs will automatically stop and uninstall the pure-ftpd integration with cxs and cannot be re-enabled
  • Fixed issue with missing Account Creation Hook with cPanel install which prevented cxswatch detecting newly created cPanel accounts
  • Released a new and improved Bayesian database
  • Added new probability level of “veryhigh” which is now the default level for –paction [level] if B is added to quarantine/delete options
  • Renamed –[no]bayes to –[no]probability
    Renamed –breport [level] to –preport [level]
    Renamed –baction [level] to –paction [level]
    Note: the old commands continue to work as synonyms so no changes to existing installations is needed
  • Added Probability results to the Scan Summary if enabled

New osm v2.00


  • Added BETA support for DirectAdmin on RHEL/CentOS/CloudLinux/AlmaLinux v7+ and v8+. BETA means that there may be bugs or missing features in the DA installation before final release

Notice of removal of cxs integration with pure-ftpd

We deprecated the integration of cxs with pure-ftpd way back in 2019:

New cxs v11.04

The next release of cxs will remove this integration completely and no longer be available.

Any existing installation still using this integration will see this removed on upgrade. It cannot then be re-enabled as the components will have been completely removed.

New cxs v12.06


  • Improved memory overhead when processing tarballs
  • Improved memory overhead when processing zip files
  • Ensure /etc/cxs/sessions is created
  • Allow “–threads 1” to help memory footprint
  • Modified –threads [num] to add an “auto” option, i.e. –threads auto. This will calculate an optimum number of threads on servers with more than 4 CPUs. See docs for more information
  • Updated documentation to specify processor threads, not cores
  • Fixed –threads [num] report post-processing sorting

We are taking a short break and will close the store, helpdesk and email from Wednesday, 30 November through Tuesday, 6 December 2022.

If you purchase a license or Service Package before the closing date and require installation, please be sure to leave at least 24 hours before then for the work to be done. Otherwise, any work will be scheduled for after this period. We will reopen on Wednesday, 7 December 2022.