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Action for concerning files

Action for concerning files

You can define the actions to be carried out by Guard when a virus or unwanted program is detected.

Interactive

If this option is enabled, a dialog window appears during the on-access scan when a virus or unwanted program is detected in which you can choose what is to be done with the file concerned. This option is enabled as the default setting.

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Automatic

If this option is enabled, then no dialog box for selecting an action appears following the detection of a virus or unwanted program. Guard reacts according to the settings you define in this section.

Copy file in Quarantine before action

If this option is enabled, the Guard creates a backup copy before carrying out the requested primary or secondary action. The backup copy is saved in Quarantine. It can be restored via the Quarantine manager if it is of informative value. You can also send the back-up copy to the Avira Malware Research Center. Depending on the object, there are more selection possibilities in the Quarantine manager.

Primary action

Primary action is the action carried out when the Guard finds a virus or an unwanted program. If the option repair is selected but a repair of the file involved is not possible, the action selected under Secondary action is carried out.

Note
The option Secondary action can only be selected if the option Repair was selected under Primary action.

repair

If this option is enabled, the Guard repairs affected files automatically. If the Guard cannot repair an affected file, it carries out the action selected under Secondary action.

Note
An automatic repair is recommended, but means that the Guard modifies files on the workstation.

delete

If this option is enabled, the file is deleted but can be restored if necessary with appropriate tools (e.g. Avira UnErase). This means the virus pattern could be detected again. This process is much faster than "overwrite and delete".

overwrite and delete

If this option is enabled, the Guard overwrites the file with a default pattern and then deletes it. It cannot be restored.

rename

If this option is enabled, the Guard renames the file. Direct access to these files (e.g. with double-click) is therefore no longer possible. Files can later be repaired and given their original names again.

ignore

If this option is enabled, access to the file is allowed and the file is left as it is.

Warning
The affected file remains active on your workstation! It may cause serious damage on your workstation!

Deny access

If this option is enabled, the Guard only enters the detection in the report file if the report function is enabled. In addition, the Guard writes an entry in the Event log, if this option is enabled.

Quarantine

If this option is enabled, the Guard moves the file to the Quarantine. The files in this directory can later be repaired or - if necessary - sent to the Avira Malware Research Center.

Secondary action

The option Secondary action can only be selected if the option Repair was selected under Primary action. With this option it can now be decided what is to be done with the affected file if it cannot be repaired.

delete

If this option is enabled, the file is deleted but can be restored if necessary with appropriate tools (e.g. Avira UnErase). This means the virus pattern could be detected again. This process is much faster than "overwrite and delete".

overwrite and delete

If this option is enabled, the Guard overwrites the file with a default pattern and then deletes it. It cannot be restored.

rename

If this option is enabled, the Guard renames the file. Direct access to these files (e.g. with double-click) is therefore no longer possible. Files can later be repaired and given their original names again.

ignore

If this option is enabled, access to the file is allowed and the file is left as it is.

Warning
The affected file remains active on your workstation! It may cause serious damage on your workstation!

Deny access

If this option is enabled, the Guard only enters the detection in the report file if the report function is enabled. In addition, the Guard writes an entry in the Event log, if this option is enabled.

Quarantine

If this option is enabled, the Guard moves the file to the quarantine. The files can later be repaired or - if necessary - sent to the Avira Malware Research Center.

Note
If you have selected
Delete or Overwrite and Delete as the primary or secondary action, you should note the following: In the case of heuristic hits, the affected files are not deleted, but are instead moved to Quarantine.

 

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