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If the option to Scan inside Archive files is selected, when scanning files from Windows Explorer, if Trojan Remover encounters an Archive File (i.e. a compressed file containing other files, e.g. a Zipfile) it will decompress the Archive and examine the files it contains individually.


NB: if the Archive file is password-protected it will not be scanned.


If one or more of the files contains Malware, an Alert Screen is displayed. This screen itemises the files contained within the Archive which appear to contain Malware and gives the Malware name. You are then presented with the following options:


Leave this file in place

Selecting this option will close the file-scan screen. No action will be taken on the file.


Delete this file (use with caution)

You should only select this option if you are absolutely positive that the file being scanned contains Malware. A copy will NOT be sent to the recycle bin. Once you answer YES to the confirmation message the file will be deleted. A record of this file deletion will be written to the Trojan Remover logfile. THIS ACTION IS IRREVERSIBLE.


Exclude this file from future scans

Choose this option if you no longer wish Trojan Remover to show an alert screen when this file is scanned. No action will be taken on the file. You should note that if you select this option, the file will continue to be excluded from future scans, even if, when such a scan is carried out, the file is no longer in-use/locked. If you select this option to exclude the file from future scans, you can arrange for the file to be re-included in future scans by selecting File > Manage Exclusions from the main menu.


Select the required option and click on the OK button.


NOTE: when Trojan Remover scans archive files, it creates (and later deletes) temporary directories off the Windows Temporary Files (normally C:\Windows\Temp\) directory. Whilst scanning you may notice these temporary directories being created and deleted. This is normal and is no cause for concern.