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AV that auto-scan Outlook email attachments without saving / opening the attachments

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Q1:
Without saving an email's attachment & then manually (ie on-demand) scan the
saved file, is there any AV that could auto-scan (ie in almost real-time or on-access)
an email attachment (even before the user double-click/open the attachment)?

Q2:
Can BitDefender or Trend's Officescan do the above?
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If you are using Windows 10, Windows Defender does that as well.

Indeed, most top rated Anti Virus applications do this as scanning attachments is a first line of defense

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So both Officescan & BitDefender don't require the attachments to be saved or opened (ie double-clicked)
so that they scan?
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Without checking with our Officescan admin, how can I, as a user verify if
OfficeScan administrator granted me the mail scan privilege?

I already have Officescan, so is it a good idea to have BitDefender double-
scan emails or is there anyway to configure them such that they don't
interfere/inter-lock each other but complement each other to give an
extra assurance/safety?
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Normally your onboard virus will scan and you will not see any result from this unless it picks up a virus.

If you have questions about permissions in your environment, you need to ask your administrator.
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