Question On NOD32 And E-mail Scanning

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Graystoke, Apr 16, 2006.

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  1. Graystoke

    Graystoke Registered Member

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    It's very possible that this has been asked and answered before, but I couldn't find anything during a search.

    I have a question about e-mail scanning in Outlook Express. I am running the latest version of NOD32 on XP Home/SP2. If I would happen to receive an e-mail with an infected attachment, I would assume that an AV with an e-mail scanner, for example KAV or NAV, would detect the attachment before I opened it. With NOD32, that attachment would have to be opened before NOD32 detected it? Is this correct?
     
  2. RejZoR

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    No, NOD32 does have email scanner (component called IMON).
    It will check incoming POP3/IMAP emails befor ethey are opened.
     
  3. Graystoke

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    Thanks RejZoR. That's good to know. For some reason I thought the e-mail had to be opened for NOD to detect it. Thanks for setting me straight on this. :)
     
  4. Benvan45

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    This is the case with AV scanners without email scanning! The scanner activates when opening an infected attachment.
     
  5. alglove

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    Actually, IMON does scan POP3 and HTTP at the network level, but I do not think that it scans IMAP. In the case of IMAP, the attachement will be caught by AMON when it is opened.
     
  6. rdsu

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    NOD32 doesn't have support for IMAP :(
     
  7. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Correct.

    Cheers :D
     
  8. RejZoR

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    WHatever, i was talking from my head. Ppl don't use IMAP anyway as it's mostly common in corporate/enterprise environments, not home usage.
     
  9. rdsu

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    Anyway!?

    Depends...
     
  10. NOD32 user

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    If I rememeber (don't use it myself) Hotmail + Outlook/Outlook Express = IMAP
     
  11. SSK

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    AFAIK, Hotmail / OE - Outlook uses WebDAV?
     
  12. COSMO26

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    From EMON FAQ section:{"EMON also works with Microsoft Outlook 2000 (or newer) when using the MAPI, POP3 or IMAP protocols to connect to with Microsoft Exchange and other mail servers"}. In case I'm ever on a TV game show at the million dollar question level, what's the "real truth" on IMAP and this EMON FAQ info?
     
  13. alglove

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    EMON has the ability to scan Outlook e-mail as it enters and leaves Outlook, as well as within the Outlook folders themselves. For this reason, EMON does not care about how the e-mail gets there, be it via POP3, IMAP4, Microsoft Exchange, or anything else you can think of.
     
  14. i_kenefick

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    My email provider is Apple. I subscribe to their .mac service. I have an iMac in the Kitchen, iMac in the bedroom, iBook for the garden when I'm having a beer and a smoke, a Windows Laptop protected by NOD32 for out and about at work and my office PC protected by KAV. For all of these to have email and remain in sync I rely on IMAP protocol.

    Now, my Vaio notebook has NOD32 and it works very well. It's a mobile processor with buckets of RAM (2GB) and having a lite solution is important for me. My email client on windows machines is The Bat!. For anyone who hasn't used the bat you should check it out. Is there a possibility that ESET developers will add IMAP support to a later build/version of NOD32 antivirus system?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    P.S :OT, Was the ESET blog abondoned due to lack of interest or lack of time or some other reason?
     
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