Right click scanner

Discussion in 'Prevx Betas' started by PrevxHelp, Sep 6, 2009.

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  1. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Hello all,
    We've had quite a few reports of problems with the right click scanner and I just wanted to clarify some of the functionality.

    When right clicking on a file which has been recently downloaded by a browser, the current right click scanner implementation will most likely trigger the Windows "Open File - Security Warning". Prevx uses a very light integration for the right click scanner but it isn't flawless because of this warning.

    We will be adding a more conventional right click scanner (which uses a shell extension into Windows Explorer) but it does create more overhead and a marginally wider scope for potential problems.

    We will still have the option to revert back to the current right click scanner but I think for many users the more user-friendly scanner will be a benefit when scanning downloaded files.

    And just to clarify further: the "Open File - Security Warning" prompt has a "Run" button. Clicking that Run button will not run the file, but will run the scan: no infection will execute at that point.

    Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts on this! :)
     
  2. lordpake

    lordpake Registered Member

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    I am assuming this refers to "older", stable versions too?

    Because I remember once getting scared by similar behaviour. Recent dl, right-click scan and I got the prompt.


    I really don't like seeing prompt to execute files when I am not trying to run it :) If this behaviour is present in current stable releases, then it explains my experience.
     
  3. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Yes it is, and I agree with the prompt being jarring when just trying to scan a file (which is the primary reason why we're going to be redoing it :))
     
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