Scan of compound files

A common method of concealing viruses is to embed them into compound files: archives, databases, etc. To detect viruses that are hidden in this way a compound file should be unpacked, which can significantly lower the scan speed.

For each type of compound file, you can select to scan either all files or only new ones. To make your selection, click the link next to the name of the object. It changes its value when you left-click on it. If you select the scan new and changed files only mode, you will not be able to select the links allowing you to scan all or new only files.

You can restrict the maximum size of the compound file being scanned. Compound files larger than the specified value will not be scanned.

When large files are extracted from archives, they will be scanned even if the Internet Security mark fs Scan of compound files Do not unpack large compound files box is checked.

To modify the list of scanned compound files:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Scan section, select the required task (Full Scan, Critical Areas Scan or Custom Scan).
  3. In the Security level section, click the Settings button for the task selected.
  4. In the window that opens, on the Scope tab, in the Scan of compound files section, select the required types of compound files to be scanned.

In order to set the maximum size of compound files to be scanned:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Scan section, select the required task (Full Scan, Critical Areas Scan or Custom Scan).
  3. In the Security level section, click the Settings button for the task selected.
  4. In the window that opens, on the Scope tab, in the Scan of compound files section, click the Additional button.
  5. In the Compound files window that opens, check the Internet Security mark fs Scan of compound files Do not unpack large compound files box and specify the maximum file size.

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Scan of compound files