When scanning a network drive does antivirus load the whole file locally to scan it?
Posted on 2009-04-07
Im trying to understand something, not fix anything. This question seems so noob Im almost afraid to ask it but hear I go. If I map a network drive and open a 1MB word document , 1MB worth of data needs to travel from the mapped location to my PC for me to view it correct? If so what if I scan the same 1MB file with Antivirus from my PC? Is 1MB travelling from the mapped location to my location or does Antivirus only check certain aspects of a file not requiring a full transfer?