Can anyone help?
I have a computer with Windows XP. I need to know what activity does Windows XP or Mcafee for Enterprise Antivirus track when using a DVD-ROM to transfer the files contained to a USB flash drive. This is the scenario: I transferred files from a DVD to a USB flash drive by opening the DVD in my computer, highlighting all folders and then dragging them to the USB flash several minutes into the transfer, I received an alert from Mcafee for malicious software. As soon as I received this alert, I ejected the DVD and the flash drive.
I looked at the scan log for Mcafee and there were two files in the DVD that were recognized as malicious software by Mcafee, more specifically a key generator. I was not aware that this file existed in the DVD because the DVD contains thousands of files and my previous computers had never detected it as malicious software, probably because I don't have a robust antivirus. What I need to know if there is some sort of log that Windows or Mcafee keeps in memory when you access the DVD to transfer files to a USB flash drive. Or does windows only track activity when you are writing to the Hard drive. I am assuming that DVD to USB flash activity is occurring through RAM memory, is this correct? I know Mcafee will track any access to DVD flash drives because of the real time scan feature, but does Mcafee only logs the files it alerted on or every single file it scans?
Thanks for any help on this.