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Scanning ZIP/RAR Files?

  • 2 December 2020
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If I use webroot to scan a compressed or unextracted ZIP/RAR file, will it scan everything within the ZIP/RAR as well?

I ran a scan on a RAR and it said no threats detected, but I’m not sure if that counts everything within the RAR, too.


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@Dave C. 

 

Webroot doesn’t scan within compressed files. But if you take action on that file and begin to extract something, and that has a threat, Webroot will take action then. 

Compressed files like RAR, Zip etc.. are harmless anyway until something is extracted and executed.

 

Hope this helps


John

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