Scan of compound files by File Anti-Virus in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010



Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010


Scan of compound files by File Anti-Virus in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 2537

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

Installer packages and files containing OLE objects are executed when they are opened, which makes them more dangerous than archives. By disabling archive scans and enabling scans for these file types, you can protect your computer against execution of malicious code and, at the same time, increase the scan speed.

In order to modify the list of scanned compound files:

Step 1. Open the main application window.

Step 2. In the right upper corner click the Settings link.

Step 3. In the Protection section select the File Anti-Virus component.

Step 4. Click the Settings button in the Security level section.

Step 5. Go to the Performance tab

Step 6. In the Scan of compound files section check the boxes for the types of compound files to be scanned by File Anti-Virus:

  • Scan archives
  • Scan installation packages
  • Scan embedded OLE objects

Step 7. Click the OK button.

Step 8. Close the main application window

When large compound files are scanned, their preliminary unpacking may require a long time. This term may be reduced if files are scanned in the background. If a malicious object is detected while working with such a file, the application will notify you about it. In order to enable Kaspersky Anti-Virus to unpack large-sized files in the background, perform the following actions:

First of all perform the actions, which are desribed above in Step 1 - Step 5. Then perform the following:

  • In the Scan of compound files section, click the Additional button.
  • In the Compound files window, check the Extract compound files in the background box
  • Specify the Minimum file size in the field.
  • Click the OK button.

In order to increase the scan speed, you can disable unpacking files sized larger than the specified value. To reduce the delay when accessing compound files, you may disable unpacking the files of a size, which is larger than the specified value.

In order to not unpack large-sized compound files, perform the following actions:

  • Check the Do not unpack large compound files box.
  • pecify the file size in the Maximum file size field.
  • Click OK in the windows
  • Close the main application window.

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