Scanning Files and URLs sent via Skype or YM

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by rubent80, May 17, 2010.

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  1. rubent80

    rubent80 Registered Member

    Apr 22, 2010

    How can I know if files or URLs that are malicious sent via Skype or YM and other IM tools are being scanned by the ESET Smart Security and also how do I configure this option?
    Thank you.
  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

    Apr 4, 2006

    Short answer: They may or may not be scanned when received, but will be scanned when you go to click on them.

    More detailed explanation: URIs embedded in incoming instant messages from various programs may be scanned, depending upon the protocol and the port used to receive them, whether they were saved to disk, what format they were saved in and how ESET's software is configured. However, URIs would be scanned when clicked-on to launch via the web browser through ESET's Web Access protection module.


    Aryeh Goretsky
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