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#2 It would be great to have "on-access" option

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2004-04-07
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It would be great to have "on-access" option, where
each file scans before it opens for copy, using or
whatsoever, like in commercial antiviruses. Have you
any plans to implement this?

Kind regards,

Vladimir (vladimir.kozlov@idm.ru)

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  • alch
    alch
    2004-04-07

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    Hi, thanks for the suggestion, however implementing
    "on-access" is a very tedious task and is not currently
    planned, unless someone is up to doing it. also there are
    plans to port dazulo to windows, when that happens there
    will be on-access scanner :)

    Main purpose of ClamWin at the moment is to deliver great
    functionality offered by ClamAV to Windowes users as an
    on-demand scanner and integrate it with email software.

    Regards,
    Alex

     
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    An "on-access" scan for ClamWin is the killer feature that
    can lead ClamWin to be a real alternative to proprietary
    products.

    Without this, it's impossible to have a 100 % safe
    workstation (or server) . Proprietary products remains
    necessary.

    Mails are only one way to became infected, download and file
    exchange is another great one :)

     
  • alch
    alch
    2004-04-19

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    I don't think it is a goal to make clamwin a replacement to
    a commercial antivirus especially in a corporate environment.

    I personally needed an antivirus that:
    1. Updates the virus databases promptly and regularly
    2. Scans a suspicious file without slowing down the computer
    by scanning every accessed file
    3. Blocks potential self-execution of a infected attachment
    in "vulnerable" email clients, such as MS Outlook and
    Outlook Express. Hence the plan to develop POP/IMAP proxy

    ClamAV does all of the above and it needed UI for MS Windows
    that I started to develop.

    I see ClamWin rather a tool for security-literate users that
    achieves the above points. I do hope that ClamWin will
    become one with time.

    Besides, the level of commitment needed to develop and
    mainly support the file system filter driver needed for
    on-access scanning is far greater than I can afford for this
    project. However if anyone would like to join in and do that
    it would be just great.

    Cheers,
    Alex

     
  • Ivan Topolsky
    Ivan Topolsky
    2004-05-02

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    also there are plans to port dazulo to windows

    Sorry, what's "dazulo" ?
    Didn't find anything on it thru google.

    PS: It will be realy cool if one manage to find developpers
    having time and energy to do an On-Access scanner.

     
  • alch
    alch
    2004-05-02

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    I made a typo, it is dazuko (www.dazuko.org)

     
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    Is there any way to hook an OpenFile system call (or
    something like it)? Besides, it's ClamWin is Win32-specific...

     
  • alch
    alch
    2004-05-11

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    yes there are number of ways to inject code in t system
    routines (described here:
    http://www.codeproject.com/system/hooksys.asp). I don't
    think this method would be as reliable as file system filter
    and ould be easliy circumvented by a cleverly written virus.

    Anyway if you feel like investigating this possibilty
    further, help would be mostly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Alch

     
  • Aaron
    Aaron
    2004-05-25

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    For me just a very basic feature that detects when a new
    file has been saved, etc etc would be adequate, I don't know
    the difficulty of implementing something this simple.

    It would just prevent the accidental double click at 4am
    when you've downloaded an executable and forgot to run a
    virus scan on it :P

     
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    I agree. On acces scanner is a very important thing. I also
    understand, that it can be very difficult to implement this
    future in Windows. But are there any plans to do it in the
    future?
    Thank You, Vladimir Jicha

     
  • SKroWL
    SKroWL
    2004-06-16

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    "Main purpose of ClamWin at the moment is to deliver great
    functionality offered by ClamAV to Windowes users as an
    on-demand scanner and integrate it with email software."

    Linux and FreeBSD users of ClamAV have on-demand scanning
    functionality. We need it, please!

     
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