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Which Software Scans Gmail's Attachments?  (View post)

Michel Rijnders [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, December 6, 2005
15 years ago

Isn't it possible that Google made it's own virusscan for Gmail and that they develop it to a complete anti-virus product?

Jim [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Michael, I agree.

My thought to this is "Who cares what they use?"

My reason for saying this is that is that I believe that Google is a smart company. I simply find it hard to believe that they would use anything that would be sub-standard for such a high-profile process. While I admit that several Gmail features fall horribly short of many users' expectations, something like virusscan is not something email providers take lightly.

And given the calibre of employees, I would speculate that Google is likely using either a home brewed system or a highly customized third party solution.

Barnaby Capel-Dunn [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

I think it's AVG Free Edition

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I really, strongly, highly doubt they are using an in-house virus scanner. It takes the efforts of entire companies to respond in time to these events and its a lot cheaper for Google just to license an already good technology that stays up to date.

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