File Threat Protection

File Threat Protection prevents infection of the computer's file system. The component starts during startup of the operating system, remains in computer memory, and scans for malware all files that are opened, saved, or run on your computer and on all connected disks. If you disable File Threat Protection, it will not start at operating system startup. You will have to re-enable File Threat Protection manually.

Enable/disable File Threat Protection

You can create a protection scope for File Threat Protection.

Add/remove a file or folder to/from the protection scope

Add/remove an object on the list of default objects to/from the protection scope

Disable protection of an object in the protection scope

Enable scanning of the read-only system volume

When you or an application attempt to access a file included in the protection scope, File Threat Protection checks iSwift databases for information about the file, and uses this information to decide whether to scan the file.

Recognizing malicious objects is possible thanks to signature analysis, a way of searching for threats based on threat descriptions included in the anti-malware databases. In addition to signature analysis, File Threat Protection uses heuristic analysis and other scanning technologies.

If a threat is detected in a file, Kaspersky Endpoint Security identifies the type of the detected malware (for example, virus or Trojan). Then the application displays a notification about the detected object and performs an action on the object based on your File Threat Protection settings.

Select the action that File Threat Protection performs after detecting an infected file

Before attempting to disinfect or delete an infected file, Kaspersky Endpoint Security saves a backup copy for subsequent restoration or disinfection.

Information about File Threat Protection and all detected objects is logged in a report.

Note: If File Threat Protection stops running with an error, you can view the report and try to start the component again. If the problem is not solved, you can contact Kaspersky Technical Support.

View the File Threat Protection report

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