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Firefox extension to scan all downloads auto!
scarypanchita


Joined: 27 Apr 2006
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I was just browsing firefox extensions and found this...

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/771/

It scans everything you download auto with clamwin. Thats quite a neat extension for firefox browsers.
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alch
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yes it scans downloaded files, however BE CAREFUL as the plugin will scan downloaded file AFTER it was executed if you chose "Run" instead of "Save".
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scarypanchita


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wait so you gotta run for it to scan or did you mean itll scan if saved?
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msel


Joined: 29 May 2006
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You can also use the firefox extension "Download Scan" which can work with most virus scanner.
You can find the extension here:
http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/downscan/

To configure it you have to enter:
1. Open up the options dialog.
2. Click on the "Virus Scan" tab
3. Enter the location of the ClamWin.exe file in the "Anti-Virus program location", e.g. "C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamWin.exe"
4. Enter
--mode=scanner --path=%1
into the arguments field.
5. Click apply.

Now if you download a file than it will be scanned automatically by ClamWin.

To test it go to http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm and download the sample virus files there to make sure that ClamWin detects the viruses. (But Beware, read the full disclaimer on the site!)

Greetings, Maria!
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alch
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same issue as with the other plugin:
BE CAREFUL as the plugin will scan downloaded file AFTER it was executed if you chose "Run" instead of "Save". So the file will get executed before it is scanned.
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other useful parameters
Musenbaron


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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msel wrote:

3. Enter the location of the ClamWin.exe file in the "Anti-Virus program location", e.g. "C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamWin.exe"
4. Enter
--mode=scanner --path=%1
into the arguments field.
5. Click apply.
Now if you download a file than it will be scanned automatically by ClamWin.


Hi,
ich use the folloing parameters "--mode=scanner --path=%1 --remove --bell --close", the parameters --remove --bell dont work, why?
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alch
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because --remove and --bell are clamscan parameters not clamwin. You can configure remove in clamwin options window, it will apply to all scans however, not only Firefox
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