tds c drive scan

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by the mul, Aug 22, 2003.

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  1. the mul

    the mul Registered Member

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    can someone tell me when I scan with tds it shows 26500 files scanned in c drive but with nav 2003 it shows 53000 files scanned in c drive


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    Are there any files excluded in the Scan options?
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  3. Wayne - DiamondCS

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    Files inside archives etc are counted differently by different scanners, and different scanners are able to scan inside different archive formats
     
  4. Dan Perez

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    ]Hi :)

    Not sure but it may be that NAV is also counting files within archives separately while TDS is not.

    Hopefully someone will have a definitive answer to put forward :)


    [Late Edit - LOL and they did!!! :D :D :D ]
     
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    can u tell me do u notice the difference between your av scans and tds




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  6. DolfTraanberg

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    AV scans for virusses
    TDS scans for trojans
    Wormguard scans for worms
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  7. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Hi Mul,

    I'm afraid I will have to step away shortly so I can't run the tests for a while but I will post afterwards. for AVs I use NOD and KAV Pro so I will show comparitive stats from each

    Seeya,

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    And did you check all scanoptions in the TDS scan configuration?
     
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    yes I have all options checked in tds scan option
     
  10. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Okay, finally got all the scans done. ;)

    I've been meaning to do full scans for some time but I kept putting it off. The totals of files scanned are as follows

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    KAV PRO
    
       Files            227020
    
    NOD32
    
       Files           82784
    
    TDS
    
       Files         112496
    
    The discrepancies in the numbers are due to variations between the products on what types of archives are supported for their respective "scan within archive" options

    Also, it should be noted that I have multiple eicar test files as well as two archived optix.pro vers and TDS found the most hits :)

    Hope this helps,

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  11. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Well I think if KAV scanned CHM files theres anywhere from 20 to 1000 HTML files inside one compiled help file - they all get scanned :D and it would report files like .txt - it WAS scanned in a sense, the scanner was smart enough to skip it :) Numbers are as misleading as anything..
     
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