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Scanning instant messengers
DGM


Joined: 26 Dec 2006
Posts: 57
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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will clam win have a feature to scan instant messenger
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Instant Messengers
GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Location: USA
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There are so many instant messenengers. If ClamWin could also scan for malicious scripts, that would help a lot of people. Version 0.90 of ClamAV will have some anti-phishing capability, so I hope ClamWin can take advantage of that as well.

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b0ne


Joined: 26 Oct 2006
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1) Any time you embed an AV into scanning input/output system, aka instant messages/transfers/etc, you generate a performance degredation.

2) You have to be able to embed an AV into the client itself, or understand the clients network traffic (protocol analysis). This means creating plugin to interface with the AV for every client which support is desired, or understanding the protocol of every client. (A LOT OF WORK)

3) For a virus or the like to be delivered and executed by the instant messaging client, it must place an executable on the file system. In the future there is a planned version of an "on-access" scanning method which would detect the virus being placed on the system by the IM client, requiring no protocol analysis or plugins be created.
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sherpya


Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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Location: Italy
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Msn Messenger Addons API doesn't offer to control transfered files Sad
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