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johzha
Level 7

Does McAfee scan inside 7-zip archive file?

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Hi,

I'm using McAfee command scanner for Linux V6.0

I'm able to use the following commad scan and detect virus inside archives such as zip, tar...

./uvscan --noexpire --exit-on-error --delete --analyze --secure ../mcafeetest/v.zip

McAfee detected virus inside archive file successfully

however, it seems McAfee is not able do the same for 7-zip archive, it's not able to detect virus inside the 7 zip file.

./uvscan --noexpire --exit-on-error --delete --analyze --secure ../mcafeetest/v.7z

The content of above 7z is same as others zip file test before.

any idea why?

Thanks

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sgrimmel
Level 11

Re: Does McAfee scan inside 7-zip archive file?

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My sincere apologies for the inconvenience. It turns out this article is being updated. It should be available by close of business today. It basically states the following:

Scanning 7-Zip (.7z) archives is currently not supported. McAfee are looking into including this in a future Engine release.

This article will be updated as new information becomes available.

I would suggest adding the article to your favourites as soon as it is published, this will enable you to periodically check what the state of affairs is.

Kind regards

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rackroyd
Level 16

Re: Does McAfee scan inside 7-zip archive file?

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Hi,

If you want to know why a particular sample isn't detected please submit it to McAfee Labs via the instructions on the 'submit a sample' link on the threat center here:

http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/default.asp

thanks,

Rob.

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sgrimmel
Level 11

Re: Does McAfee scan inside 7-zip archive file?

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Hi

See KnowledgeBase article KB69109 - Archive scanning support for 7-Zip (.7z) files

HTH

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johzha
Level 7

Re: Does McAfee scan inside 7-zip archive file?

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Thank you but seems I'm not able to find article KB69109 . the maxmum number of

KB is KB68787 :

https://mysupport.mcafee.com/Eservice/ProductDocuments.aspx?strPage=3

search by title "Archive scanning support for 7-Zip (.7z) files " was not able to find the article either.

Please help.

Thanks

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sgrimmel
Level 11

Re: Does McAfee scan inside 7-zip archive file?

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My sincere apologies for the inconvenience. It turns out this article is being updated. It should be available by close of business today. It basically states the following:

Scanning 7-Zip (.7z) archives is currently not supported. McAfee are looking into including this in a future Engine release.

This article will be updated as new information becomes available.

I would suggest adding the article to your favourites as soon as it is published, this will enable you to periodically check what the state of affairs is.

Kind regards

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sgrimmel
Level 11

Re: Does McAfee scan inside 7-zip archive file?

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KB69109 has now been published. This article will be updated as information becomes available.

Regards

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