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Scanning removable drives when they are mounted?
Nik777


Joined: 21 Jul 2006
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Hi,

I posted this question in the FAQ thread, but I'm not sure if anyone reads that anymore.

I'm not looking for on-demand scanning as such - I just want a removable media (CD, UBSdisk, floppy, etc) scanned when the media is inserted (mounted).

Does anyone know of a way to do this with the current system?


All comments and suggestions welcome!

Cheers!
Nik.
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alch
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005
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I did read your post, there is no way of doing that with current system. we may include it in version 1.1
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Nik777


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Hi Alch,

Thanks for your response.

Do you know of any code out there I could look at that detects new disk mounts in WIndows? I would happily build a small service that does this and just calls ClamWin when needed.


Cheers!
Nik.
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alch
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take a look here for a user-mode code:
http://www.codeproject.com/shell/shchangenotifyregister.asp
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Nik777


Joined: 21 Jul 2006
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Awesome - thanks!

I've found some other code for determining if a disk is removable or not, so hopefully I can come up with something quite quickly.

On a different, but related topic: is there a reason why there is no service to run ClamWin? It seems that the scheduled scans don't always take place if the machine is logged out. I was considering writing code to run ClamWin as a service. Is there something I should know before attempting this?


Cheers!
Nik
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alch
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we have a service for version 1 and the use Windows Task Scheduler for all tasks so it would run user-less. You can check the clamwind-prototype code in the svn.
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tommyrot


Joined: 11 Dec 2006
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Just curious about whether you had any luck with this one? I'm interested in doing exactly the same thing and thought I'd see if you'd managed to create a service that'll do it?
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