Does Antivirus software work in Windows Live Mail?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Jet, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Jet

    Jet Guest


    I've been using Kaspersky for a few years now without fail. I don't think
    the anti-spam and Virus are working With Windows Live. With Outlook, I would
    get a popup that would scan email messages before it would download them. Is
    this feature now gone?

    Jet, Dec 30, 2009
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  2. Jet

    N. Miller Guest

    That would be a feature of Kaspersky; probably designed to work with some
    Oulook specific APIs. So not so much "gone", as "not present".

    I know of one program which indexes files (a Desktop search engine) which
    does not index WLMail files.
    N. Miller, Dec 30, 2009
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  3. Jet

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    That "feature" is Kaspersky's. not Outlook's or WLMail's. I don't know
    about the anti-spam, but if any AV wasn't working, you would net a
    notification that "Your system might be at risk".

    As far as e-mail scanning, that is the last thing you want in WLMail, or
    WinMail and OE for that matter.

    Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
    layer of protection that eats up CPUs, slows down sending and receiving,
    and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting
    changes and has even been responsible for loss of messages. Your
    up-to-date A/V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For
    more, see:

    Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email

    Note that for some AV programs, it may be necessary to uninstall the
    program and reinstall in Custom Mode and uncheck e-mail scanning when the
    option arises.
    Bruce Hagen, Dec 30, 2009
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