Applies to:Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (for Workstations)
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (for File Servers)
What is File Anti-Virus
File Anti-Virus is a protection component designed to secure your computer's file system. The component scans all open, launched or saved files on the computer, connected removable devices and network drives. File Anti-Virus checks all file events and scans files for threats presence.
Technologies used by File Anti-Virus
File Anti-Virus uses the following technologies in its work:
How File Anti-Virus works
A file scan process is performed according to the following algorithm:
- File Anti-Virus intercepts each access to a file by a user or an application.
- The component idenifies whether the file is needed to be scanned by checking data in iChecker and iSwift databases.
- If the file is scanned, File Anti-Virus scans the file for viruses presence based on signature and heuristic analysis.
- If a threat is detected, File Anti-Virus signs to the file one of the following statuses:
- A status of detected malware (virus, Trojan).
- The possibly infected status if it is impossible to identify whther the file is infected but the file is suspicious.
- The notification informing of detected threats appears on the screen (if notifications display is configured).
- If no threats are detected in the file, it will be accessible to work with.
How to configure File Anti-Virus from Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Window