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A Security suggestion..."drive last scanned for viruses" prompt?

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aahhaa
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A Security suggestion..."drive last scanned for viruses" prompt?

I don't know how difficult it'd be, but if there was a little

'Time since this drive was last virus-scanned' warning indicator

built-in to the PA launch window, it might save some folks some grief in future.
There is such an elapsed time monitor in Norton, but here the drive might be scanned from within (ClamWin) or without (host machine or net).

I've already forgotten to rescan, and I'm still adding apps!:]

[Topic clarified by mod Tim]

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Requirements clarified

What you're wanting (I think) is a little "helper app" either stand-alone or built-in to the PortableApps menu itself. Ideally it would check the date/time last scanned in an XML file and then prompt you to run ClamWin on the drive if past a user-defined amount of time. After the scan is completed, it would record the date/time in the XML file for next time. Have an Options section where the user can define the "minimum last scanned by time period". If the helper app detects the last scan happened before the cutoff, automatically virus scan the drive with ClamWin.

Up for discussion (well, it all is really Smile ) Should the helper app record the date/time when ClamWin gets launched or when it completes the scan? Recording when it completes a scan is a lot more involved as the helper app would have to detect when ClamWin is finished meaning detect if the scan was complete or ClamWin crashed. This would involve the helper app running for a longer period of time just scanning the running processes making sure ClamWin is still going.

I work in a shop that does project management so I'm just trying to help you define your requirements or specs.

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BC & Tim-

Hey, you see it pretty clearly!:]
I'd think the 'starts' would be enough, in that if it crashed the user would run it again?
But I've seen users (myself included) do some strange stuff, (tho mostly they don't do stuff they should...)

oh yeah- thanks Tim, its quite a bit better now!:]

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