Author Topic: Does avast live scan all file when added / downloaded or opened on my computer.  (Read 664 times)

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Offline sammassammas

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Im in a habit of when i download a file from the internet, or if somone sends me an email attachment to save it to my downloads folder and then use Avast to do a custom scan on the file.

I noticed that Avast has a file scanner, is the file scanner live, eg. if i open a file will it scan the file before opening / running it ? Or as soon as its finished downloading, Thus negating my custom scan workflow that i currently do ?

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Offline Pondus

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Yes, you can test with EICAR test file

EICAR info > http://www.eicar.org/86-0-intended-use.html

EICAR test file > http://www.eicar.org/85-0-Download.html