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Kudos0

scanning compressed files

Can NAV2008 be set to scan compressed files that come in to your computer?

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Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

I don't know about NAV or the 2008's any more but in NIS 2009 it is under Computer / Settings and at the top of the listing.

Note that for 2009 anyway you may run into long delays in scanning if you have scan compressed files as the default. This is because it can take it a long long time if the archive has many layers of compression -- files within files within files.

Symantec have explained that you are still protected with it set not to scan inside compressed files because it will scan the moment you go in to extract one.

FWIW bearing in mind that I don't know about NAV 2008 specifically.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

Yet NY another good reason to upgrade to NAV/NIS 2009. WHy do you refuse to upgrade for free?
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

Hi NY1986,

 

Norton AntiVirus scanner can scan upto 10 levels of compressions. Also, it can scan some archive file types such as .cab, .arj etc but cannot modify them i.e. it will detect the virus infections in those archive files but cannot repair or quarantine them as these types of files does not allow the modifications. This won't happen when you download the compressed file from the Intenet. When you extract the files from the compressed format after downloading it, Norton program will scan it and report if it finds any threat. If you are not extracting it that time, then Norton program decompress and scan that file when you run a full system scan or when the idle time scan runs.

 

Yogesh

Kudos1

Re: scanning compressed files

NY1986, the answer depends upon your context. Others have already talked about 'on-demand' scanning and how to configure it. Real-time scanning does not decompose container files and scan the nested files, but if you try to extract them, they'll be detected at that time.
Reese AnschultzSenior Software Quality Assurance Manager, Symantec Corporation
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

Simply download the Eicar zip test file.
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

correct me if I'm wrong, I can't upgrade for FREE to NIS2009 when I currently only have a valid subscription for NAV2008
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

Yes!

 

You cannot free upgrade from NAV 2008 to NIS 2009, you can only get free upgrade to NAV 2009. 

Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

Thats why I said NAV/NIS 2009.
Kudos1

Re: scanning compressed files

As you can see it is scanning rather deep into compressed files. It would be great though if it somehow could scan password protected files too
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

If a compressed archive or a file that is contained within a compressed archive is password protected, then Norton AntiVirus cannot scan it, because Norton AntiVirus does not have the password. When this happens, Norton AntiVirus will skip that file and go on to the next file in the archive/folder. So, when scanning a compressed archive file that is password protected or includes password protected files, better to expand the archive, and then scan the uncompressed files.
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

Stu Forgive me for not PMing you but I think that long **************** line you put in is treated by the system as one very long word and so stretches the screen because the system does not know about hyphening <g>
Hugh
Kudos0

Re: scanning compressed files

Stu said-

As you can see it is scanning rather deep into compressed files.so there is no reason to try to scan deeper?

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