1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 15, 2016 8:49 PM by rmetzger

    Diff between Files and Objects?

    stephan.hertel

      Hello,

       

      i'm using the Commandline Scanner and in the Logfile of the OnDemandScan i see the following Summary:

       

      Summary Report on C:\Test\Test2\*

      File(s)

      Total files:...................     212

      Total Objects:.................     317

      Clean:.........................     165

      Not Scanned:...................     45

      Possibly Infected:.............     2

      Objects Possibly Infected:.....     2

       

      In The Directory "Test2" are 212 Files.

      95 *.doc

      10 *.xls

      35 *.txt

      70 *.pdf

      2 *.com

       

      The 2 *.com Files are EICAR Files

       

      What is the difference between files and Objects?


      regards,

      Stephan

        • 1. Re: Diff between Files and Objects?
          rmetzger

          Hi Stephan,

           

          Welcome to these forums.

           

          Objects vs. Files:

           

          Files are fairly obvious.

           

          Objects include files, plus other items that are not simply on disk. Examples would include processes loaded into RAM, such as DLLs, which the operating system has loaded and runs in the background. At this moment, my Task Manager shows 97 processes running, which for my system is normal. Objects could also include Registry entries, Alternate Data Streams, Boot records, . . .

           

          Depending on your command line parameters given on your scan, will determine what is scanned. Usually, scanning processes is necessary to ensure that the scanner is not compromised, prior to scanning the Files your are interested in scanning.

           

          Here is my mind-dump on Command Line Scanning: Command Line Scanning, McAfee CLS, Batch

           

          Hopefully this is helpful.

           

          Ron Metzger

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