Some few questions...

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by keichii999, Dec 20, 2008.

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  1. keichii999

    keichii999 Registered Member

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    1 - what is the difference betwen scan "open" or "executed" files?
    2 - and can my PC be infected with a found virus during a .rar extraction?
     
  2. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    Scan on open would be opening a word document or rar/zip file - while execute would only mean for program files, and executables - ie, a document such as a Word doc/docx or Excel sheet would not trigger execute, as they are not executed - they are opened.

    A rar/zip encrypted virus/trojan can infect you only when extracted *AND* executed... otherwise these infections would sit waiting to be triggered before they could infect you.

    hth
     
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