Antivirus that will rename infected files only and run in Win2K3?

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I've been looking for an antivirus program for my workstations and my file
server. Unfortunately, what I'm finding it very expensive or doesn't do what
I need.

Can someone suggest a decent antivirus program that:

 - Will run on Windows 2003, Windows XP an Windows Vista
 - Can be set to only RENAME a file when it is found to be infected
 - Relatively inexpensive.

I've looked at FPROT and BitDefender and they seem good, but they won't
rename infected files.

Thanks!


Re: Antivirus that will rename infected files only and run in Win2K3?




| I've been looking for an antivirus program for my workstations and my file
| server. Unfortunately, what I'm finding it very expensive or doesn't do what
| I need.

| Can someone suggest a decent antivirus program that:

|  - Will run on Windows 2003, Windows XP an Windows Vista
|  - Can be set to only RENAME a file when it is found to be infected
|  - Relatively inexpensive.

| I've looked at FPROT and BitDefender and they seem good, but they won't
| rename infected files.

| Thanks!


This is an ODD requirement.

Please explain why you only want to rename the files deemed infected.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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This is running on a headless file server shared by my wife and I.

If a file is infected, I don't want it damaged/altered by an attempt to
clean it. I also want it to remain in it's current location instead of being
moved to quarantine. Adding ".vir" to the filename will render it
"unrunnable".

Occasionally I'll scan the drive for any filenames ending in ".vir" and deal
with them on a one by one basis.



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On 09/25/2008 02:13 PM, Calab sent:
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Hello Calab:

Not withstanding David's excellent post, malware does much more than
just change a filename or put a file in your system.  However, many
good programs can be made to find things, alert you, and take no further
action.

A short script could be added to change a suspected filename in a
quarantined area, but this seems ill advised.

You might be much better served by studying the past posts of others
and making your choice based on other parameters.

One of my antivirus programs is F-PROT and it's given me little trouble
in several years, but I wish the database was updated more frequently.

I too am curious as to why you wish to change the filename.

Best regards to you.

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1PW

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