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Offline welwin

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Packed viruses info
« on: March 27, 2004, 03:17:13 PM »
Hi,
i have been using avast for 3 months but i still don't know whether avst scans all packed viruses as it's default. If it isn't could u tell me a way i could set it to scan all packed viruses.

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Re:Packed viruses info
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2004, 04:17:13 PM »
Yes,avast! scans all know packed infectable files that are mostly *.exe executables (ASPack,UPX and so on)
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Re:Packed viruses info
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2004, 04:50:48 PM »
Go to Resident task settings for the Standard Shiel protection.

In the tab 'Scanner (Advanced)':
1. Check for scanning on 'open'
2. Check for scanning 'created/modified' files and write this line into the 'created/modified' box:
    ACE,ARC,ARJ,BZIP2,CAB,COM,GZIP,PST,RAR,TAR,ZIP,ZOO,ECE

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Re:Packed viruses info
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2004, 04:54:19 PM »
Technical,this is not enough if you have Home Edition. Compressed archives (ZIP,RAR,...) will be scanned as normal binary and not as compressed archive thus not detecting malicous content.
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Re:Packed viruses info
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2004, 07:30:45 PM »
sorry, i was talking about the .exe packers.does avast scan all .exe packers in the home edition.

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Re:Packed viruses info
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2004, 07:36:00 PM »
sorry, i was talking about the .exe packers.does avast scan all .exe packers in the home edition.


Yes,both avast! Pro and Home (+all other) can check packed executables.
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