NOD32 does not scan downloaded files

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by aleblanc, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. aleblanc

    aleblanc Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I am new to NOD32, very happy so far, except for one problem : I have just found out that a file downloaded from the internet had not been scanned, or the scan missed the infection, while when I scanned it "manually" (right click / NOD32) NOD32 said it was infected.

    I have AMON and IMON enabled (which one is conerned here ? IMON ?), and to my knowledge no expcetions are applied.

    What am I doing wrong ?
    Thanks
    Antoine
     
  2. Marcos

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    Did you download it via HTTP? If so, did you download it using a browser? Was the browser set to higher efficiency mode?
     
  3. aleblanc

    aleblanc Registered Member

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    Actually no, it was via a peer to peer newtork. emule, to be precise.
     
  4. Marcos

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    Emule does not communicate via HTTP so apparently IMON could not scan it. The point is the file was scanned by AMON. If it was an archive, it would be scanned upon extraction or on-demand scan.
     
  5. aleblanc

    aleblanc Registered Member

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    It was an archive file, so I would have been safe. But what if the file had been an .exe, or a macro ? I am quite surprised NOD32 does not scan ALL incoming traffic.
     
  6. NOD32 user

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    Then quite obviously AMON would have checked the file upon creation according to how you have it configured.

    Cheers :)
     
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