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How to scan files received through Msn with clamwin?
thomas486


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How to scan files received through Msn messenger with clamwin?

How do I scan files using clamwin through MSN Messenger? Since I have selected Tool->Options->File Transfer and then ticked "scan for viruses" using clamwin. I am not sure which clamwin executable I should use.
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alch
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try applying the information from this user guide:
http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/117/89/

If you succeed, please write a similar guide with screenshots if you can so we can put it online for others

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any luck?
How to scan files received through Msn with clamwin.
jla


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After some putzing around I got this to work.

1) Create a bat file. Have it contain the command line arguments from the http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/117/89/ WinZip example with a minor modification of the --path= argument. I created my file in "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\" and called it msgscan.bat

Code:
"C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamWin.exe" --mode=scanner --path=%1 --close


2) In the Messenger program options, File Transfer section, check the Scan for viruses using checkbox, and paste the full path to your bat file.

Code:
"C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\msgscan.bat"


This worked for me with Windows Messenger Live replacing <username> with my username in the Documents and Settings directory. Quotes matter so do it exactly like this example. If ClamWin.exe would have taken it's final argument as the file or directory to scan (instead of requiring the use of --path=) then the batch file wouldn't be necessary.
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Vanni


Joined: 12 Jul 2006
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Hi,

we use msn messenger extensively here, so the first thing I tried was to scan the files inbound through it. This script is also able to unrar archives, as clam is not very good at it. Just remember to put unrar.exe taken from unxutils or better from winrar.com site somewhere in the system path so that it is found when invoked by clamscan.

Notice also the positions of the log files, if you don't want them you can ramove that part. The script is for italian Windows 2000 or XP so the path to executables is slughtly different, change it to match your installation.

Code:
"C:\Programmi\ClamWin\bin\clamscan.exe" --unrar --log="%userprofile%\documenti\clamscan.log" --database="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\.clamwin\db" --remove --tempdir="%userprofile%\impostazioni locali\temp" %1 %2
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