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Scanning proprietary compressed files

Virus purveyors love to put their code inside proprietary compression. Many of my virus scan attempts fail because it can't see inside the archives.

Is there a way to run the .exe inside a chroot style container while the virus scanner looks at what goes on? That is, something simpler that starting up a whole new VMWare instance? Is there a virus scanner that can scan on-the-fly as the file decompresses?

- j

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Re: Scanning proprietary compressed files

Hi j,

Are you using the consumer version or the Enterprise version of McAfee products ???


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