antivirus soft: Web scanner or not ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Solaris, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. Solaris

    Solaris Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I ask myself since some time the question:
    The web scanner in antivirus software is really needed?

    I use G Data Antivirus 2008 (and I am happy with it) - the web scanner run as a proxy.

    When we browse a web page, the files (in the cache) will be checked by the antivirus.
    For antivirus with “web scanner”, it’s the same things but with a specific directory (maybe sandbox technique?).

    I wonder if web scanner brings more problems rather than utility (incompatibility with some security programs or download manager, access time on web pages increased, etc) ??
     
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  3. Solaris

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    ok, thanks a lot !
     
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