Does you antivirus scan inside self-extracting Archive

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  1. Sisko

    Sisko Registered Member

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    Is your antivirus able to scan inside self-extracting archive during an on demand scan ?
    I tried KAV, NOD32 and Viruscan Enterprise 8.0i
    Results :
    KAV : Yes
    NOD32 : No
    Viruscan : No

    What is your experience with your anti-virus ?

    If you want to test you may have to option :
    - Scan a folder with 1 or 2 sefl extarcting archive and look at the log to see if it scan inside
    - Better one : create a selfextracting archive with an eicar test file inside (disabling the on access scan helps a lot in doing this ;-) ) and scan that file with the on demand scanner.
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    avast! Pro: Yes
    avast! Home: Yes,but it requires tweaking (someday in AEC too :) )
     
  3. vlk

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    Actually,

    avast! Home: Yes.

    We're talking on-demand scanning, right? ;)
     
  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Ups :D I was talking about On-Access :p
     
  5. iwod

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    This doesn't sound right. Are you sure NOD32 and Viruscan does scan self extracting archieve? I am sure it does ; may be not default but with some tweaking.
     
  6. dread

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    Mcafee home and pro does. I doubt McAfee® VirusScan® 8.0i does not they always have look here http://www.networkassociates.com/us/products/mcafee/antivirus/desktop/vs.htm Under features look where it says Comprehensive McAfee anti-virus protection
    VirusScan is also able to find hidden threats buried in .zip and other compressed file types It might be a option to check. I know in the home and pro version of 8 you have to check the checkbox to scan compressed files.
     
  7. Blackcat

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    For the McAfee Enterprise Edition; on the VirusScan On-demand Properties Window, select DETECTION.

    The Compressed files>Scan inside archives (for example, ZIP) is not selected in the default settings. Try again with this option selected.

    Further, I would suggest that you make sure all options are selected for the NOD scanner. This AV, in particular, has default settings which definitely need to be tweaked for maximum protection.
     
  8. Eldar

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    Bitdefender 8.0 does it too. :)
    I'm using Kaspersky 5.0 Personal as real time scanner and Bitdefender on demand.
     
  9. Sisko

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    I am sure for NOD32. It has been confirmed by ESET

    NOD32 and Virusscan scan inside archive files : ZIP, RAR,... This is not the same as self extracting archive files.
    I tested Virusscan on a self extracting archive made using RAR containing a eicar.com file.

    But do the tests, if you do trust me. May be my settings were not correct.
     
  10. Blackcat

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    We are not doubting your results, Sisko but simply confirming that you are not just using the default settings of each scanner ;)
     
  11. Eliot

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    MKS_VIR 2004 does for me but mine is not default settings. :D
     
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