Does it make any sense to virus scan a disk image?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by David07666, Oct 28, 2006.

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  1. David07666

    David07666 Registered Member

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    Does it make any sense to virus scan a disk image? If I scanned the drive itself, I don't see the point of scanning the disk image at all. Am I wrong?

    For that matter, does it make any sense to scan any compressed file? The compression should mess up the virus signature, don't you think?
     
  2. starsfan09

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    I think it makes more sense to run all the VirusScan checks, Security Checks, and etc on your HD.... BEFORE making the TI Image Backup. If you did this, then I don't think you have anything to worry about.

    I don't think compressing a Virus will destroy its signature. That's how most of them are introduced anyways. (Unzipping a file ...before running a Virus Check on it.)
     
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    I wonder if scanner can read inside the compressed file? Depends upon the file type.
     
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    Yes it can, decompression on the fly is straightforward to do.

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    There are many imaging software so isn,t it that they use different sompressing methods. Can all these be decompressed by most of scanners?
     
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