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Offline gingerlily

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"Cannot Scan These Files"
« on: August 27, 2003, 07:11:49 PM »
When I run my virus scan, I always get a list of files that cannot be scanned..why is this?

I have now gone into the advanced part of Standard Shield and put "*" into the space for adding files...will that mean that ALL my files will be scanned?

Offline whocares

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Re:"Cannot Scan These Files"
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2003, 07:52:58 PM »
Hi,

some files are locked by Windows.
so these warnings are normal


yes, * scans all files (except maybe extensionless files)
but this will slow down your PC considerably.. ;)


you might try this:
if you want to scan all the potentially dangerous filetypes, try this list from VLK:

This is the current default extension set - just copy and paste it to the appropriate box:

COM,EXE,DLL,SYS,SCR,OV?,VXD,386,BIN,BAT,CMD,DO?,XL?, PP?,HT*,HLP,CH?,{*},ASP,CLA*,CPL,CSS,INF,JS*,LNK,MS?,OCX,PDF,PIF,PO?, PRC,RTF,SHS,VB?,VSD,WS?,SWF,AD?,ASX,BAS,CRT,INS,ISP, MDB,MDE,PCD,PRF,REG,SCF,SCT,SHB,URL,EML,NWS


http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=743;start=msg3669#msg3669 :)