McAfee Download Scan Properties

McAfee - Download Scan Properites

Check "Enable Internet download scanning" and in "What to scan" Check ALL FILES and compressed files. Compressed files are usually "Zip" or "Rar" files you download off the Net and than un-compress into another folder containing the files that were compressed into the "zipped" file. Programs like "WinZip" are used to download and unzip those compressed files. We use Zip programs to compress several files together and than can send through email or place on a web site for download. Since most still have Dial-Up-Networks with 56k and not broad bandwidth like DSL or cable, the smaller the file is for download, the less time it takes to download. Virus writers can put their pests in the zipped file also but AV software can scan the individual files embedded in the compressed file.
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