Configuration :: WebGuard :: Scan

Action for concerning files

Action for concerning files

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


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

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Display progress bar

If this option is enabled, a desktop notification appears with a download progress bar if a download of website content exceeds a 20 second timeout. This desktop notification is designed in particular for downloading websites with larger data volumes: If you are surfing with WebGuard, website contents are not downloaded incrementally in the internet browser, as they are scanned for viruses and malware before being displayed in the internet browser. This option is disabled as the default setting.


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

Primary action

The primary action is the action carried out when WebGuard finds a virus or an unwanted program.

Deny access

The website requested from the web server and/or any data or files transferred are not sent to your web browser. An error message to notify you that access has been denied is displayed in the web browser. WebGuard logs the detection to the report file if the report function is activated. WebGuard also appends an entry to the event log if the relevant option is enabled.


In the event of a virus or malware being detected, the website requested from the web server and/or the transferred data and files are moved into quarantine. The infected file can be be restored via the Quarantine Manager if it is of informative value or - if necessary - sent to the Avira Malware Research Center.


The website requested from the web server and/or the data and files that were transferred are forwarded on by WebGuard to your web browser. Access to the file is permitted and the file is ignored.

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