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Offline justinlee

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Some files could not be scanned
« on: August 01, 2011, 05:47:30 PM »
A scheduled Full System Scan just completed and came up with a load of files, which could not be scanned. They are all to do with Google Chrome so i am not worried about them but this has never happened before so just wonder why now. See attached screen shot...
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Re: Some files could not be scanned
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 05:54:45 PM »
Password protected files.
Nothing to worry about.
Just clear you cache.
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Re: Some files could not be scanned
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 06:23:00 PM »
Well you changed the default settings to scan all archives didn't you ?

I can't see any purpose in scanning what are inert archive files. they have to be opened, files extracted and executables run before they present a risk. The file system shield should have scanned those files considered at risk or present an immediate risk would be scanned long before that happens.
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Re: Some files could not be scanned
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 06:35:15 PM »
Well you changed the default settings to scan all archives didn't you ?

I didn't change anything.
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Re: Some files could not be scanned
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 08:03:26 PM »
Well I cant understand why it is scanning archives, as is shown in the image by default they aren't scanned.

So unless this is something else as I can't see how chrome caches would a) be considered archives and b) why they would be password protected. But I don't use chrome and don't know if it would legitimately password protect its caches.
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