... ClamXAV does not let you scan the entire startup disk, since Apple includes a symbolic link to that disk on that disk. When the scan reaches the link itMessage 1 of 17 , Sep 2, 2007View Source--- In email@example.com, "Phillip Jones, C.E.T." <pjones1@...> wrote:
>ClamXAV does not let you scan the entire startup disk, since Apple
> I am trying the trial version of virusBarrierX
> after I installed I tried out the manual test and even though I know it
> just scans and doesn't repair; I noticed what it did was cycle back and
> forth. It counted from 100% down to 0 Percent% it had gone through this
> twice before I notice it cycling back and forth. Is this normal. Looks
> Like it would count files to determine how many there are to look at
> then count to 100% to test. then when you get to 100% check it would
> shut down. Should I have just let it cycle back and forth?
includes a symbolic link to that disk on that disk. When the scan
reaches the link it begins to scan the disk again, recursively. With
Clam, you can effectively scan the entire startup disk by selecting
every visible item on the disk, in the Select dialog. VirusBarrierX
might have the same issue.
... Well, that s what you use an anti-virus program for. ... As I said, once you install VirusBarrier, you only ever have to do a scan of your complete driveMessage 2 of 17 , Sep 2, 2007View SourceOn Sep 2, 2007, at 7:40 AM, Phillip Jones, C.E.T. wrote:
> Nope I think I'll leave the harmless test virus alone. For some reasonWell, that's what you use an anti-virus program for.
> it found some type of OS 9 Virus on my OS9 drive even though there
> is no
> way to set for a particular drive.
> It found 2 OS9 Viruses but took anAs I said, once you install VirusBarrier, you only ever have to do a
> hour and three quarters to check both drives.
scan of your complete drive once. From then on it works
automatically to check any new or changed software.
Randy B. Singer
Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance