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UHARC Compressed Archives
« on: May 18, 2009, 12:32:49 PM »
Will Avast free version find vira/worms and so on in UHARC Compressed Archives

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Re: UHARC Compressed Archives
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 12:54:48 PM »
No (and there are no plans to unpack Uharc archives).

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Re: UHARC Compressed Archives
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 01:02:50 PM »
Why not?

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Re: UHARC Compressed Archives
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 01:14:29 PM »
Because it's a rather unimportant packer - very slow, not really widespread, closed source without any specs (well, I wanted to make sure about it - but it's website is infected at the moment...)... the effort required for this can certainly be invested in a better way.

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Re: UHARC Compressed Archives
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 01:43:00 PM »
Igor, just to know, which is the error message that avast gives when scanning UHARC archives?
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Re: UHARC Compressed Archives
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 06:28:12 PM »
Why not?

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The other thing to consider about archives of any sort they are inert by nature, first they have to be unpacked by what ever application, etc and then any executables inside would have to be run. Before this happens avast's standard shield intercepts and scans for infection.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 11:58:12 AM »
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Re: UHARC Compressed Archives
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 01:47:47 PM »
Igor, just to know, which is the error message that avast gives when scanning UHARC archives?

why should we report an error? the status will be "OK", because we will not try to unpack it, so we can't fail this way..