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Offline moses_x

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Scanning archive files is Necessary ?
« on: June 24, 2004, 10:18:31 PM »
Our forum friend "Technical", create a FAQ post with some fine ajustments
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=9;action=display;threadid=4818;start=15
One of this sugestions is to edit DefTasks.xml to scanning archive files.
There is any advantage of doing this, or the default scheme of avast is enought ???
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Re:Scanning archive files is Necessary ?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004, 10:22:59 PM »
No,there is no need of scanning archives. Files are quarantined in any archive and when they are extracted/accessed they are scanned in the same way as all normal files.
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Re:Scanning archive files is Necessary ?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2004, 03:37:45 AM »
No,there is no need of scanning archives. Files are quarantined in any archive and when they are extracted/accessed they are scanned in the same way as all normal files.

RejZoR is correct.
Shgoh (if I`m not wrong) tested that DefTasks.xml file configuration and found it to be wrong, or un-necessary, or it is not saved after boot. I suggested that a forum about DefTasks.xml file was a good idea (like avast4.ini file was...).
Maybe you started this forum  8)
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Re:Scanning archive files is Necessary ?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2004, 01:46:42 PM »
Thank you....................... ;D
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Re:Scanning archive files is Necessary ?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2004, 01:55:59 PM »
oh yes...thanks for reminding...i'm too busy with euro cup these days ;D
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Re:Scanning archive files is Necessary ?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2004, 02:24:33 PM »
oh yes...thanks for reminding...i'm too busy with euro cup these days ;D

But I suppose we can count with you after that  ;D
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