GMail antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by HURST, Jun 28, 2008.

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  1. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Hi
    Is there a way to disble GMail virus scanning?
    I have an unknown sample on my account and I need to download it to see if SAS definitions detect it now.
    Until yesterday GMail didn't detect any virus, but today I can't download it (it's a good thing this is being detected though)
     
  2. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    I had thought that was controlled on their end, if so, I'm not sure you can.
     
  3. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Yeah, so I thought
    Never mind, already got a sample.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. lordpake

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    If sending executables in general, I have always found it to be best to encrypt the archive when it comes to GMail. Be it infected or clean, when it's encrypted their good-willed intention to protect people does not get into your way :)

    I just wish one could turn off that protection in the account settings.
     
  5. Baz_kasp

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    No option to switch it off...for good reason IMO....because spammers could disable it and send all of their junk through without it being scanned.
     
  6. HURST

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    Yeah well, if the downloading user can disable it so only upload protection is always enabled, theoretically this wouldn't affect spamming protection.
    Kinda what MSN messenger has. If I don't have resident AV (which I don't), Messenger doesn't let me send executables. If I receive them, I only get a warning ("this can be dangerous") and I can carry on. Still annoying, but it gives me some freedom. (And MSN can be fooled if you rar the executable, so you can send it anyways).
     
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