When does Symantec Endpoint Protection email AutoProtect scan compressed files.

Article:TECH106080  |  Created: 2008-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-03-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106080
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



There is an option to "Scan files inside compressed files" for Internet Email AutoProtect, Microsoft Outlook AutoProtect, and Lotus Notes AutoProtect. If this option is enabled, when will a threat in a compressed file be scanned?


Solution



Email AutoProtect scans will catch and clean threats within compressed files when opening the attachment on received messages.

Example:
Please see the following image showing eicar_com.zip being caught in the "Mail System."
(This detection was generated upon opening the eicar_com.zip attachment in Outlook from an Exchange server)






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2008100106160748


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