Check GRP with antivirus
Question asked by igorinuk - September 26 at 2:59 AM
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Is it possible to check mailboxes (not spool) with an AntiVirus? We need to check lots of mailboxes with old messages, but afraid to get corrupted GRP files as a result. Is there any AntiVirus that can handle GRP files properly? Or some solution or workaround?
Thanks.

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Derek Curtis Replied
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Perhaps someone has a suggestion, but we generally don't recommend scanning GRP files for the very reason you're trying to avoid: it can cause corruption. However, someone may have done it...or does it...successfully.
Derek Curtis
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SmarterTools Inc.
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echoDreamz Replied
I think the main issue here is that if an AV app determines a grp file contains an infection, it deletes the entire file, not message by message.

Christopher

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Nicolas Fertig Replied
That's exactly why we remove windows defender or any antivirus from our mail servers, so it doesn't kill a whole day of mails if an infection is found in a .grp file.

You really must avoid this.

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