Web mail scanning

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by The Saintlygent, Sep 1, 2006.

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  1. The Saintlygent

    The Saintlygent Registered Member

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    Can any one tell me if the AVG free edition can scan e mail from web sites like yahoo. Hotmail and gmail also how good is the protection for IM.
    If can someone tell me how to set it up.
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    The Saint
     
  2. WSFuser

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    AVG cannot scan web mail. but if u download any attachment, it will scan them once theyre on disk.
     
  3. The Saintlygent

    The Saintlygent Registered Member

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    Fuser,
    Thanks for the information... How about Bit defender? Do you know of anyother AV software that scans web mails. Preferably free versions that i can down load

    cheers
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  4. WSFuser

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    antivirus cannot scan webmail like it would normal mail, but they will scan any attachment u download to disk. if it has an http scanner then the attachment can be scanned as it downloads.
     
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    thanks,

    Which means that any of the web mails i recive can be dangeorous.? So the files can only be downloaded and then scanned?

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  6. WSFuser

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    of course! its the internet.

    just dont open email/attachments from people you dont know and you will be fine.
    correct, but some web mail (like yahoo) will scan attachments before you download them.
     
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