-=PCTechTalk=- Re: AVG

Remember, too, that you can get infected by something that you haven't
gotten updated definition files for yet. So, system scans allow you to catch
viruses that are on your system because you didn't know about them
previously.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctechtalk-
> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gman
> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 23:44
> To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: AVG
> 
> Well, I honestly don't know how true it is these days, but when email
> attachment scanning modules were first introduced, they were terribly
> flaky
> and the common sense approach was that the main scanning engine would
> be
> much more thorough in checking out the contents of whatever had been
> sent
> along with an email.  Since many attachment scanners still rely on
> their own
> engines, a decent argument could be made that things haven't really
> changed
> all that much.  The folks who really know how accurate these things are
> tend
> to keep the info to themselves (company secrets), so we're left to
> guess.
> Personally, I don't like guessing when it comes to my computer's
> security,
> so I'll continue scanning stuff manually after saving it to my official
> "Attachments" folder.        :)
> 
> Peace,
> Gman
> 
> "The only dumb questions are the ones we fail to ask"
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "tempting2taanzaa" <tempting2taanzaa@xxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:15 PM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: AVG
> 
> 
> >I have always been curious about that.  If anti-virus protection has
> > real-time scanning capabilities, and no viruses were found after
> messages
> > are downloaded, what is the purpose of scanning attachments again
> after
> > downloading to a location.  Isn't scanning after downloading to a
> folder
> > or
> > desktop the same scan that is conducted when the message is
> downloaded?  I
> > have been in the habit of never opening attachments, but downloading
> them
> > to
> > a folder and then scanning them.  But, I could never remember why I
> was
> > doing this.
> 
> 
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