Continuous scanning of "desktop.ini"

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  1. get_it

    get_it Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have ESET Smart Security 5.0.95.0 installed on my Win7 x64 machine with no other security product, other than MBAM and Hitman Pro as on demand scanners.

    I have noticed that whenever i play an mp3 or m4a file in Windows Media Player, ESET continually scans the file "C:\Users\Public\Music\desktop.ini"

    The audio files vary in location not on the desktop and not in the public music folder. Even when files are played from an external hard disk drive the result is the same, a continuous scanning of the "desktop.ini" file. I have attached 2 screen shots with an mp3 playing. As you can see from Windows Media Player the screen was printed ~10sec apart and there is an increase of ~1000 items scanned as indicated by the statistics in ESET.

    Is this behaviour normal/by design?
     

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  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    My initial thought is that Microsoft Windows Media Player is accessing the file, and ESET Smart Security is intercepting that file to perform a scan.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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