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Activate antivirus on file downloaded via INET control?

Activate antivirus on file downloaded via INET control?

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I'm using the INET control to download a file, is there a way I can pass it through the AV software (same as right-clicking a file and choosing "Scan with Avast..." or whatever)?

- Andy
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If a man speaks in a forest and there are no women around to hear him - will he still be wrong?

RE: Activate antivirus on file downloaded via INET control?

Most AV programs will come with a command line interface. Simply find the right command and execute it after the download.

If you're using Avast, start with this page and go from there:
http://avast.helpmax.net/en/command-line-scanner/u...

Heaven doesn't want me, and Hell's afraid I'll take over!

RE: Activate antivirus on file downloaded via INET control?

Also, most AV scanners have settings for whether files are scanned on reading and/or writing to disk (or network). If they are scanning on write, and the inet control is writing to disk, then the file should be scanned. If that wasn't the case then the virus writers would have a field day ...

RE: Activate antivirus on file downloaded via INET control?

(OP)
I'm not currently saving the information to the disk - I suppose I could do that and then read it back into memory after a couple of seconds? That should trigger the AV.

- Andy
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If a man speaks in a forest and there are no women around to hear him - will he still be wrong?

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