#295 don't scan own virus vault

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2012-09-05
2007-03-22
Antarctis
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Hi all,
Well, I just got my first trojan and ClamWin was able to detect and quarantine it. Cool. The only problem with it was, with the next scan it found the trojan again in the quarantined file and copied it to a new file with an extra extension appended. And at the next scan again. Then again. Then again. Add the fact that I had two ClamWin running in parallel (see previous feat request). I noticed the funny thing only after a while when I checked the scan reports as I was on vacation. Whoa I said seeing tons of ClamWin emails with virus reports. By reading them I realized the problem and breathed again, it wasn't so bad after all. It's just I had to remove by hand zillions of files with filenames increasing until Windows could not handle them anymore...
Could the scan somehow treat its quarantine area differently? I mean, not scanning it at all wouldn't be good either as a virus could hide there, but I'm sure you will come up with a good one :)
Thank you,
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  • Antarctis
    Antarctis
    2007-03-24

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    I just noticed it's already in the assigned bugs list. Oh well :)