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Manual Scan of A File With ClamWin!!! !
farukhcasy2


Joined: 08 Apr 2020
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Did you know that if you do a manual scan of a file with ClamWin, the extension does not matter? Even if you use a custom set of extensions to scan and that particular file's extension is not in your custom set of extensions, ClamWin will still scan it by design. That is nice to know in case your extension set does not include that particular extension. Lately we are seeing some unusual extensions used by malware--JPEG, CHM are a couple of them.

Your custom set of extensions to scan are used in automated scans and manual scans of folders.
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Yes! The developers intentionally configured ClamWin's manual scan to ignore file extensions.

I just wish they would intentionally configure it to use real-time scanning and to use heuristics to detect malware for which there are no virus signatures received from the Clam AV for Linux project.

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