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Windows 10 and SMB file scan
« on: September 20, 2015, 03:02:13 AM »
Avast: 10.4.2233 (Free)
Protection: File System Shield, Mail Shield

OS: Windows 10 professional (64bit)
CPU: i5-4250U @1.9GHz
Mem: 8GB

NAS: QNAP TS-253 Pro
Mem: 8GB
HDD: WD REd 4TB

I have Avast 10.4.2233 on the current release of Windows 10 professional.
I have a QNAP NAS which I access via smb i.e. \\server\folder\filename.exe
If I try to scan a smb file using the file explorer context menu option it just gives the following error:

Error: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation (58)

If I use Avast on a Windows 7 OS and scan the same file on the same smb NAS server using the file explorer context menu option I can scan the file without problems.

Now, I may have a lot to learn about Windows 10 security, but nothing springs to mind as to why I could not scan a file on a remote smb server, when the file is accessible to Windows 10 and can be run/installed without security issues (that I'm aware of)

Have others seen this problem and what can be done to correct it.

Currently I'm using Malwarebytes in the file explorer context menu to scan remote smb files on my NAS on the same Win10 system which Avast can not scan.

This indicates to me that the mechanism of scanning a remote smb file on a NAS is not a 'general' security issue, but more to do with Avast and Windows 10.

Any thoughts??

Thank you in advance for any information.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2015, 03:22:03 AM by Dr Goodvibes »