Q&A How do AV react to password protected Files?

Abu Hussam

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Jun 27, 2020
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Hallo I am new hier to the Forum and also beginner to the "Cyber Security" :)

.How do AV react to password protected Files?

.and is Password Protected files encrypted and how can we test them

.Sometimes a trial Programm is Password Protected files what can we do to test them.

Thank U all :)
 

The Cog in the Machine

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May 10, 2019
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In the case of Bitdefender, when you try to scan a password-protected archive, it will ask you to enter the password and then it will scan it. Eset, as far as I remember, does skip password-protected archives (correct me if I am wrong). Anyway, password-protected archives are not a security risk, and when you decompress them, they will be scanned automatically by your security solution either on access or on execution depending on your settings.
 

harlan4096

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Kaspersky:

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