Firefox cache analysis

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Alexander, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. Alexander

    Alexander Registered Member

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    Hi!

    Firefox cache consists in a bunch of files with no extension, and weird names such as F01023EEd01 and 1429F350d01

    when I scanned those files with Kaspersky, I was able to see the real files which were being scanned (i.e. every single file with its true name and extension)

    it's not the case with NOD32, you can only see that F01023EEd01 and 1429F350d01 are being analyzed

    my question is probably stupid, but I'm wondering if this could have any influence on the anti-virus analysis of those files

    thanks
     
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    I don't know the answer to your question, but the way Firefox renames cached files as they are cached, they are inert anyway. You'd have to purposely find and execute any of them.
     
  3. Alexander

    Alexander Registered Member

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    I'm not worrying about my computer's security, but I noticed that some anti-virus/anti-spyware apps are able to "decrypt" those cache files, while some others can't

    so I was curious to know if this could have any effect on the analysis
     
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