NIS2009 Real-Time Scanning

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by CountryGuy, Dec 28, 2008.

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  1. CountryGuy

    CountryGuy Registered Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    First off, sorry about the IE7 question in the wrong forum earlier (to whoever the mod was that moved it).

    Firefox has an av scanning feature that scans downloaded files using the AV installed on the machine. I've read a few things where that may be the cause of my lockups with Firefox.

    So here's my question: with NIS 2009, if I turn this setting off with Firefox, it should just save my file to disk. NIS2009 should still scan the file, correct (meaning the setting in Firefox is just redundant)?
  2. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Oct 5, 2004
    Depends whether NIS scans on writes or reads or both. If it scans on file writes, then yes, it's redundant. If not, and it only scans on reads when the file is opened or run, then it's not redundant. I don't know what NIS does by default.
  3. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    The browser scan is a quick and preliminary scan of all downloaded files. It does not scan within archives; Reese talked about it at the Norton forums ... ex: download "" and Norton will not pick it up until you execute the file or extract it. If you download "", then Norton will immediately disinfect the download.

    Not sure if there is an option to disable the browser scan ...

    If you disable it, NIS09 will keep you protected; remember its multiple layers of security. NIS09 will still monitor the file constantly, such as when you execute it.

    Read Reese_A's post here:
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