HTTP / TCP scanning.......

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by iwod, Dec 5, 2004.

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  1. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    I remember i vouguely asked this question sometime ago but i couldn't understand the answer still.

    I realize many of the AV today has add HTTP or TCP or internet resident scanning such as NOD32 Imon and Avast 4.5

    But i still don't understand the need of it. Doesn't the webpage get downloaded before view? And therefore will be checked by ( NOD32 4 example ) AMon? This is to the similar question as to why i need DMON as well if AMon does the job anyway. Does that mean if i open a office Document with virus AMon won't detect it?

    One of the few questions i had about HTTP scanning is that it create little problems with there and then. Like select open a torrent file when download it with IE doesn't work.

    I seriously hope F prot 4 doesn't include this because so far i haven't seen a HTTP scanner that is totally transperant.
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    May 31, 2004
    IMON HTTP scanning can be disabled so there is no problem at all if you don't want to use it. The whole point is that IMON checks the data before it comes to browser. IE tends to render some things directly which is not good.
    But yes,AMON checks the cached data that is stored by browser in browser cache.
  3. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

    Dec 2, 2002
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    There is a thread here on incoming file checking and what order it comes in: and post number 34 gives the correct order.

    Basically with a HTTP scanner the infection is detected at the front door, it is not allowed in to your computer. Should something get past IMON then AMON will spring into action upon execution. Same for DMON, incoming scanner, anything gets past AMON pounces...

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
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