Panda AV Platinum 7 email scanning not working

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sard, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. sard

    sard Registered Member

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    Despite having enabled permanent email protection for all files incoming, outgoing and compressed, Panda doesn’t detect any of the test emails sent from http://www.testvirus.org.

    I’m using a pop3 account with the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. If I try to execute the eicar test files attached in the emails Panda detects them, and if I run a full system scan Panda detects the infected attachments, but the pop3 scanning doesn’t seem to work. Does it work for anybody else not using outlook?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Shaker

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    I'm running Panda Platinum. I'm no expert, but this is how I tested Panda's e-mail detection. I shut down Panda Platinum's permanent protection first. I did this because when I downloaded the eicar.com file, Panda would detect it. After shutting down permanent detection, I downloaded and saved the eicar.com file to my desktop. I openned Outlook Express>New Mail. I dragged the eicar.com file to the new mail. I then tried to send it to myself. Panda cought it and wouldn't let me send it. Panda's e-mail protection works, but as long as you have the permanent protection on, you'rs safe. Hope that helps.
     
  3. sard

    sard Registered Member

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    Well I've tested Panda with Eudora and it works fine so there must be a compatibility problem between Panda and Thunderbird :(
     
  4. Hyperion

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    I ve done the test with Outlook Express and Panda works.It moved to the quarantine several files.Also,in the options you might want to activate the scanning of compressed files.
     
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