Yes/no, Scan files PST' s of Outlook

Posted on 2011-10-24
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Is it recommended to exclude .PST from being scanned? It might use a lot of resources to scan it and slow up the PC?
Question by:elohin78
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SuperTaco earned 1000 total points
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is this for AntiVirus?  if you have email/Outlook protection from you AV, you kinda don't need to scan PSt's
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Antivirus scanning of PSTs can cause corruption of that PST.

So it is not recommended to scan PSTs.

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Andrej Pirman earned 1000 total points
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As told, PST direct AV scanning is NOT recommended.
Instead, either configure antivirus/antispam measures BEFORE mail arives into mailbox, or use antivirus feature to intercept POP3 or IMAP traffic and scan it.

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