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Level 7

Instant file scan


Does somebody know if there is a way to scan a file locally on MWG 7?

The problem is that i'm trying to scan eicar.txt file using ICAP and it has not been recognized as a threat. For same file in ZIP format it works and recognized as "EICAR test"


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McAfee Employee

Re: Instant file scan

Hi Zina,

Text (.txt) files by nature are not executable, as such will not be detected as a malicious file.

The MWG has options in the Anti-Malware engine which instruct it on how to handle such inert files. For performance reasons I recommend leaving this option alone, but see screenshot below which can be changed if you were curious.


Best Regards,


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