Re: How do I scan FTP locations?[ Edited ]
08-15-2011 01:38 PM - edited 08-15-2011 01:40 PM
FTP protocol does not provide a way to directly access or change a file on a server.
When you edit a file whats really happening is your downloading the file, editing it, and then replacing the file through a file delete followed by an upload.
So the only way would be to download files, scan them and then delete or replace any infected files.
I think you will find thats how any AV that claims to scan FTP works, unlike a TCP/IP network connection, FTP does not provide a way to "remotely do things on a servers hard drive"
Right click and scan a very large file on the FTP and you'll see by the time it takes that a download happens first.
Compare the time to a scan of the same file already on your system.