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The option to scan or not to scan  'Compressed Archive Files. refers to which archive types? Is there a list of exactly what this covers i..e .CAB, .JAR, .RAR etc. ?

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Re: On-Demand Archive File Scanning File Types

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This generally refers to all the archived files (compressed) files, including 7z,ACE, ARC, ARJ, cfs, .RAR ,rzip, sit sit,Xar,zoo,ZIP,ZPAQ,CAB.

Also the archiving used in Software packaging and distribution

Best practice: Because scanning compressed archive files can negatively affect system performance, deselect this option to improve system performance.

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This generally refers to all the archived files (compressed) files, including 7z,ACE, ARC, ARJ, cfs, .RAR ,rzip, sit sit,Xar,zoo,ZIP,ZPAQ,CAB.

Also the archiving used in Software packaging and distribution

Best practice: Because scanning compressed archive files can negatively affect system performance, deselect this option to improve system performance.

Thanks .

 

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Thanks for taking time to reply. Does that also include .ISO files for example? I guess I should really take this to a test machine and evaluate 😊

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Yes , It does include .ISO file as well .

 

Thank you 

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You can also locate the file CSSCAN.EXE in the VirusScan Enterprise\Core directory.

If you open an Admin CMD prompt you can use the following command..

CSSCAN.EXE /extlist

Which will provide you with a list of extensions grouped by type. "compressed files" is a subset listed there. 

 




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That's great info! Thanks!
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