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How To Check E-Mail, Files, Etc; For Malware


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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:25 AM

Howdy,

I use MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware to scan my computer daily for malware.

I would like to know how I can scan E-mail before I open it for malware and how to scan any pictures or music files that I plan to download with these programs.

I right click on my mouse but I do not see a option to scan. Perhaps I do not have things configured correctly ??

I seem to remember that when I was running IE-7 the option was there but I could be wrong.

I use Windows LiveCare for my virus, spyware and firewall protection.

XP Home, IE-8, SP-3

Thank You for your time.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:24 PM

What are you using for email? I use an ISP branded webmail that automatically scans when I open an attachment. So it depends on what you are using for email.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:27 PM

I am using Outlook Express.



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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:13 PM

Most major AV programs come with the ability to link up with OE. You should have a look at your settings.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:15 PM

Hi Dennis,

To enable context-menu (right-click) scanning in SAS and MBAM:

SAS is required to be running to allow context-menu (right-click) scanning.

In MBAM, this is not necessary. Open MBAM, click Settings and enable Create right click menu to scan files.


Two useful sites that you can use to scan single files (mp3's etc.) with multiple antivirus' are Virustotal (uses up to 41 different scanners) and Jotti.


Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail


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Edit: Spelling.

Edited by RedDawn, 19 January 2010 - 07:33 PM.


#6 Dennis H

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:24 PM

Thanks for the replies.

RedDawn thanks. I think I have a handle on it now !




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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:32 PM

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:41 PM

Infact, anti-virus programs like ESET Smart Security automatically integrate into Outlook.
You don't need to configure anything.
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