Scanning downloaded files

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by JackWhiteIII, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. JackWhiteIII

    JackWhiteIII Registered Member

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    Do I need to scan a downloaded file or does NOD32 do it automatically anyway?
     
  2. GhostMan

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    Hi

    AMON will scan every file, that is created and accessed, so if you download and open a file from internet, it will be scanned twice - when creating and when accessing. You can also see this in AMON module details.

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  3. JackWhiteIII

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    Thanks Ghostman.

    I have always scanned downlaoded files with my AV but just noticed that it seemed AMON was already doing it. Glad to hear I need not left click and scan every downlaoded file - I downlaod a lot of wav and midi files for producing music. Just made my mind up about renewing my subscription which runs out in a couple of weeks and not trying otu a differnent AV that has!
     
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    Hi

    you can check AV functionality with eicar.com test file. NOD32 and all another AV solutions detect it a a virus, but don't worry, it's completely harmless. Download it from www.eicar.com. There are also a further information about AV software testing.

    Cheers.
     
  5. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Actually it will be scanned 3 times. First by HTTP scanner (IMON) and then twice by AMON.
     
  6. JackWhiteIII

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    Rejzor, why does AMON scan a downloaded file twice?
     
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    I mean twice BY AMON :).
     
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    First time - creating, just after file is downloaded
    Second time - accessing (in case you try to open it)

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