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Norton 2006


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#1 Budapest

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:06 AM

I use Norton 2006 as my antivirus software and I have two questions:

:thumbsup: Is it possible to get Norton to ignore .mp3 and .jpg files while doing a full system scan? I have thousands of these files on my HD and I thought it would speed up the scan if it skipped these files.

:flowers: Is this a good idea? Can viruses attached themselves to existing .mp3 and .jpg files?

What I would like to do is have Norton ignore these files for my regular weekly full system scan and then run a complete scan once a month.

Thanks in advance.
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#2 fozzie

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:39 AM

What you can do is :

a) put all mp3's and other stuff you don't want to scan in 2 or 3 special folders and do a customized scan.
:thumbsup: Yes viruses can be hidden in these files

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:22 AM

I'm not really familiar with Norton but I do know that you can exclude a folder, drive or partition from scanning in most AV's.




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