About a year or more ago I mentioned about “dumb” compression program scanners that I found a decade ago. What I meant was that they only could open a file if the file extention was the correct for the compression program. If it was a zip file or arj file it needed to have the extention zip or arj if you named a zip arj or .123 it could not open it, where as back then 1stReader could.
Just came up with another problem most malware programs have and that is only being able to scan 1 layer of compressed software. I would prefer if a program could scan 2 to 3 layers deep, if not deeper !
IF that could be possible?
What brought this up, was early this morning (my daughter is in Amsterdam and she never keeps in touch via email at 5-6 pm but more like 3-4 am)
I was typing to Tom in Germany on Yahoo messenger via Qnext when I got another message via msn messenger via Qnext from my sister n law in Florida. And there was an attached file.
You might say I was asleep because initially I missed the four line message was in Spanish.
I tried to scan the file misfotos1.zip but could not with 3 of the antispyare programs I have and avira.
Decided to open it and when two of my programs StartUp Monitor both warned me that it wanted to run at startup, and later a warning about wanting to change my Host file I immediately stopped and started scanning.
Nothing was found with the Free SpywareTerminator, SuperAntiSpyware, AVGantiSpyware, and Spybot, nor when I scanned my system with the Avira all of these were the Free programs and I did a Deep scan with each.
One item was found when I used the Panda anti rootkit scanmer Pavark.exe It was an unkown and hidden root kit that I had it delete (if I had a way of copying that file and sending it Comodo to be analyzed I would have)
I will be trying to send the file folder misfoto1.zip which contains a file misfoto1.jpeg-facebook.com when I get back late tonight.
Not sure if anyone has thought about the ability to read and scan files several layers deep, again if that was possilbe
Comodo seems to be developing its software to be independent and combined. Possibly it could add an anti root kit program to its list independent and also an option with a CAVS scan.
There are several anti root kit scanners, some better than others!