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Offline MWassef

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suggestion: scanning a file
« on: December 27, 2003, 06:02:49 PM »
avast4 scannes a file on open by default and could be configured to scan a file on create/modify..
some other AV scanners, scannes a file immediately if the user clicked on it (a single click to choose the file not a double-click to open it)..
is it possible to implement this behavior in avast4? ??? ???
that  would be nice as it addes more protection to the user (I think ::) ::) ) ...
« Last Edit: December 27, 2003, 06:04:47 PM by minacross »
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Re:suggestion: scanning a file
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2003, 06:28:56 PM »
Clicking on the file where? In Explorer?
I don't think you can have more that scanning the file on open...

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Re:suggestion: scanning a file
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2003, 01:23:41 PM »
Igor, am I right to think that a virus could only be 'activated' by the running (opening) of the file and not just only a right click for the Context Menu into Windows Explorer (to see its properties, for instance)?  ::)
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Re:suggestion: scanning a file
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2003, 05:42:42 PM »
For usual viruses, it's true. For macroviruses, the file is actually read by the host application, not "executed" in the usual sense.

I was just trying to say that even the clicking the file and checking its properties opens the file in a way that "scan files on open" should catch.

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Re:suggestion: scanning a file
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2003, 06:34:16 PM »
thanx for the clarification Igor  ;D
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