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October 21, 2014, 11:59 pm
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Would performing a file-system integrity check, defragmentation or hard
drive surface scan trigger anti-virus detection if the system was
handling a malicious file during the task in question?
Can that question be asked generically, or does it depend on which AV
program is installed on the system?
Re: Perform a hard drive file-system check or defrag -> would that trigger AV detection?
I'm pretty sure defragmenting a drive doesn't go through the same
vectors as reading a file, so the A/V is not called upon; same for a
surface scan. I also doubt checking the filesystem with the Windows tool
triggers the A/V.
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