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Offline scorp93

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weird scan files result
« on: December 11, 2006, 08:05:07 PM »
Hello,

Here is an example of a scan report (translated in french i'm sorry but that could be easily understand I think) I made on 7 files. could somebody explain me why avast tells me that he scans 16 files instead of 7.
as you can see, some files seems to refer to directory but it isn't.

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D:\Lionel\diary_USA.DOC\UnnamedStream_1
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\diary_USA.DOC
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Fax adour 2.DOC\UnnamedStream_1
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Fax adour 2.DOC
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Fax adour.DOC\UnnamedStream_1
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Fax adour.DOC
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Fax Bretagne.DOC\UnnamedStream_1
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Fax Bretagne.DOC
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\lettre banque Bretagne.DOC\UnnamedStream_1
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\lettre banque Bretagne.DOC
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\LIONEL_SAUVEGARDE.mbf
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Litige Alice.DOC\UnnamedStream_1
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Litige Alice.DOC
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Litige OPEL.DOC\UnnamedStream_1
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\Litige OPEL.DOC
  • est OK

D:\Lionel\ubsetup.exe
  • est OK

Fichiers infectés : 0
Total des fichiers : 16
Total des dossiers : 1
Taille totale : 25,0 MB

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Re: weird scan files result
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 08:18:46 PM »
avast counts all elements scanned and a word document may have many elements this is not on unusual, see image. I scanned a single .doc file size 36KB, you will notice not only does it show 6 files scanned check the size of the files scanned.
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Re: weird scan files result
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 08:39:33 AM »
Thanks for your answer.

I was surprised by the fact that avast reports also a folder instead of 7 files only.

If there is no virus or trojan behind behind that. I'm happy

Have a nice day

Lionel  :)

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Re: weird scan files result
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 09:47:38 AM »
What folder exactly do you mean? I don't see any...

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Re: weird scan files result
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006, 02:27:43 PM »
He probably means 'D:\Lionel\lettre banque Bretagne.DOC\UnnamedStream_1' where .DOC is originally file and not a directory as it appears when some packed content is inside the file.