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  • Question

  • Is there anyone knows why forefront is not scanning hidden files and folders?

    My forefront is not scanning any hidden file or folder, but when ever i change hidden file option from folder option and show all hidden files, the forefront start catching hidden viruses...!!?

    Did i missed somthing while installing it?

    Thanks

    Jamal

    • Moved by Miles Zhang Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:13 AM (From:Forefront Client Security Setup and Configuration)
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:15 AM

Answers

  • Dear Jamal

    FCS scans everything, including rootkits. Rootkits are more hidden then hidden files. What you see is that he don't showing scanning the hidde files because they are hidden. This is correct, because you hidde files so a user don't see them. If FCS would show them a the a user can find out that there are hidden files and then the files won't be hidden anymore ;-)


    Martijn B.
    • Proposed as answer by Miles Zhang Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miles Zhang Monday, November 8, 2010 2:42 AM
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:59 AM