Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (for workstations)

 
 
 

How Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows processes archived files

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2013 May 20 ID: 7924
 
 
 
 

How to enable/disable scanning of archives (compound files)

  • Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows.
  • Go to the Settings tab.
  • Select Scheduled tasks in the left frame.
  • Select either Full Scan, or Critical Areas Scan, or Custom Scan, and click Settings in the right frame.
  • Enable the Scan all/new archives option in the Scan of compound objects section.


Archive types processable by Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows can detect and disinfect infected files in the following archive types: RAR, ARJ, ZIP, CAB, LHA, JAR, ICE.

When scanning an archive, the application uncompresses its content, disinfects/deletes infected objects and compresses the remainder again.

How Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows processes other archive types

When scanning 7z, HA, UUE, TAR archives, the application can only detect infected objects, but cannot disinfect or delete them.

If on-screen notifications are configured in Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows, a Disinfection impossible message is displayed whenever the application detects a malicious object in a 7z, HA, UUE, or TAR archive.


How to delete an archive that is not RAR, ARJ, ZIP, CAB, LHA, JAR, or ICE

  • Find the Protection enabled section on the Protection and Control tab, and click the There are unprocessed objects link:


  • Right-click the unprocessed object, and select Open folder where file was initially located in the menu.


  • Manually delete the object from the folder.
  • Then go back to the Reports and Storages window, right-click the object and select Delete in the menu to clean the storage of the object's traces.
 
 
 
 
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Applies To:

  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (for workstations)
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (for file server)