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    Santa Spybot Christmas Presents, Part 2: Separate File Scanner

    Here's another feature that has been requested by users long ago, but never quite made it into Spybot-S&D: single/multiple file scanning, for a quick check of some files on the fly!

    Download: -link removed - the version in Spybot 1.5.2 is newer -

    No need to tell long stories, a screenshot of it in action shows exactly what it does:



    As you can see, we've opted for implementing it as an additional file properties page in the standard Windows Explorer. It'll only start to scan when you switch to the Spybot-S&D tab, so it won't slow standard file property dialog showing down.

    Let us know if you want that integrated into the next main release, or available in a separate add-ons package
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    I vote for add on

    Thanx

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    I think this is a great feature, but I don't think it is for everyone, so I think it would be better as an add on

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    Great Tool

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    Default should come included

    It should definatley come with spybot, as an addon is ok, but it should come default, the hardcore users can remove the addon for that extra space they want.
    But i wonder if it supports thousands of files etc, like doing it to a whole hard drive.
    anyway its a great feature, default for many security products, should come included.
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    The amount of files is relatively free; it's running in a thread separated from the UI, so you can just click cancel and don't have to wait for the whole list to be scanned.
    Right now it's files only though (no support for full folders, though that will be very easy to add), so you won't be able to scan the whole harddisk
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    can u add a feature request for full folders, and hanks mate, excellent coding, default package it
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    Sure
    Implementation timeframe depends a bit on the other things I want to present before christmas
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    I installed the file scanner, but when I go to the Spybot tab on the properties of the file, it shows four entries of that single file:


    The scanner seems to scan the first 2, and then stop there. The last 2 entries would keep continuing to show up as "...waiting"

    This happens on every file I tried. If I select multiple files, there would be many repeat entries.

    Running on Windows XP SP2. Spybot version 1.5.1.17.

    Edit: I also tried reinstalling, but to no avail.
    Last edited by dk2005; 2007-12-19 at 15:05.

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    I think I know the "problem"

    Different looks on XP/Vista and earlier systems.

    The first two are Spybot-S&D (Malware) and Spybot-S&D (Heuristics) as seen in the screenshot above. Third and fourth are some that should actually be invisible (and Windows 2000 might not be able to understand that hidden attribute), since they're currently officially unsupported
    I updated the code to show only 2, will have to think on how to display the detail (Malware vs. Heuristics) here... icon or additional list column?
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