This setting- what happens?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by ams963, Jul 17, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Posts:
    5,965
    Location:
    Parallel Universe
    Hi,

    What happens if I uncheck this option?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. superssjdan

    superssjdan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Posts:
    148
    Location:
    USA
    a quote from the documentation:
    Scans any new or modified files that you save to disk. If this option is deselected, it ignores new file installations (however, it will still alert you if a threat tries to launch).
    I would take this to mean you are still protected because WSA would still stop the malicious payload when it tried to launch.
     
  3. Techfox1976

    Techfox1976 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Posts:
    749
    I was tempted to say:
    Nooooo! Don't do it! That's where the secret is hidden! Oh gods, the doom you shall inflict upon us all would be unimaginable. Flaming scones would rain from the sky and a plague of ravenous ice cream monsters would take over London.

    Then I decided not to. Wait... I did... ._.

    Okay, anyway...
    Normally the client scans things on a delay on write. Minimal to no system impact. But, if you uncheck that, the check box will go away. If you save settings thereafter, it won't scan under those conditions anymore.
     
  4. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Posts:
    5,965
    Location:
    Parallel Universe
    What do you mean?
     
  5. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Posts:
    5,965
    Location:
    Parallel Universe
    Thx ssjdan. :)
     
  6. Techfox1976

    Techfox1976 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Posts:
    749
    When files are written or modified, they won't be scanned at that time.
     
  7. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Posts:
    5,965
    Location:
    Parallel Universe
    Ah okay got it. :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.