(Updated: I updated the command line for eTrust.)
Have you ever wondered if that file your contact sent you is “safe”? You can have Messenger launch your virus scanner for every file you receive and have it scan the file.
If you haven’t enabled this option yet, you should. To turn this on in the Messenger 7 Beta:
In the menu select Tools, Options and click File Transfer
Check the “Scan files for viruses using” checkbox
Now you’ll need to fill in the path to the executable that you use for file scanning. I use Computer Associates eTrust for virus scanning so this is the command line I use is:
"C:\Program Files\CA\Common\ScanEngine\Inocmd32.exe" -ACT cure -SCA mf -LIS:"C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\My Documents\My Received Files\scaninfo.txt" %1
This command invokes the INOCMD32.exe Command Line Scanner with the following preramitors
Command line perimeters: “-ACT cure” sets the file action to Cure, “- SCA mf” sets the special cure action to Move File if Cure Fails and sends the scan results to a file named scaninfo.txt
See the attached screen shot for a sample of what it looks like completed.
If you’re using another virus scanner and have it configured to work with Messenger please post a comment with the command line you used.