Scan Items tab

Option definitions

Configure detection options.

Option Definition
File types to scan
  • All files — Scan all files regardless of extension.
  • Default + additional file types — Scan the default list of extensions plus any additions you specify. The default list is defined by the current DAT file.

    Select this option, then enter file extensions separated by spaces in the text box.

    Also scan for macros in all files — If you selected Default + additional file types, you can also search for known macro threats in all files.


  • Specified file types — Create a list of user-specified extensions to be scanned. You can also remove any extensions you added previously.

    Select this option, then enter file extensions separated by spaces in the text box.

Options
  • Detect unwanted programs — Enables the on-access scanner to detect potentially unwanted programs.

    The scanner uses the information you configured in the Unwanted Programs Policy to detect potentially unwanted programs.

    See Restricting Potentially Unwanted Programs for more information.


  • Decode MIME encoded files — Detect, decode, and scan Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) encoded files.
  • Scan inside archives — Examine archive (compressed) files and their contents.
Although it provides better protection, scanning compressed files can increase the time required to perform a scan.
  • Scan files that have been migrated to storage — Scans cached files stored on Remote Storage.

    See How scanning of remote storage works for more information.

Heuristics
  • Find unknown programs threats — Use heuristic scanning to detect executable files that have code resembling malware.
  • Find unknown macro threats — Use heuristic scanning to detect unknown macro viruses.
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