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Need to know if Symantec Protection Engine supports the single file size over 2 GB

Created: 07 Apr 2014 • Updated: 30 May 2014 | 3 comments


Recently I got a request about finding an antimalware product on the server side that can scan the single file size (not container file such as zip, tar, and etc.) over 2 GB, however I did not find any clear clues to point out this kind of product acorss the market so far.

I'd appreciate if your support team has any ideas regarding my question.



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Brɨan's picture

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haro's picture

I only have old knowledge of Symantec Scan Engine 5.2 only supported up to a single file of 2GB.
I believe that Symantec Protection Engine 7.x also has the same limitation, as its not that different from architectural point of view.

Hope this helps,

Alex_CST's picture

There's very little operational reason to scan such huge files anyway.  Malware will VERY rarely infect such huge files.  It's standard practice to not scan big files because it will just clog up the scan engine.

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