Download scanning

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Uli9000, Jan 15, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Uli9000

    Uli9000 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Posts:
    85
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Hi

    I have a full licensed version of Prevx 3.0.5.50 and was wondering, does prevx scan files that are downloaded from the internet directly to an external hard drive?


    Thanks

    Uli
     
  2. kasperking

    kasperking Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Posts:
    406
    nope......prevx has on execution scanning
     
  3. Uli9000

    Uli9000 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Posts:
    85
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Hi

    Thanks for the reply. How about this, does it scan files on an external hard drive as they execute?

    Thanks

    Uli
     
  4. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Posts:
    8,242
    Location:
    USA/UK
    Prevx will scan files on any code as it executes - including executables, DLLs, drivers, 16bit programs, etc. from any local drive, external drive, or network resource.

    Prevx analyzes programs as they write or read to/from the disk, but it does not explicitly scan files as they're written as they are not dangerous at that point.
     
  5. Uli9000

    Uli9000 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Posts:
    85
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Thanks for the reply, that clears things up. Prevx is all I use for security (that and a firewall) so it's real peace of mind to understand better how it works.

    Thanks again

    Uli
     
  6. DavidCo

    DavidCo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Posts:
    503
    Location:
    UK
    What about files that come from the web and execute in memory without being written to the hdd first
     
  7. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Posts:
    8,242
    Location:
    USA/UK
    Prevx protects against these as well - you'd generally see a warning about the browser process itself in that case if it is a truly web-based threat.
     
  8. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Posts:
    8,242
    Location:
    USA/UK
    Anytime! :) As always, let me know if you have any other questions!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.