File Anti-Virus prevents infection of the computer's file system. The component starts during startup of the operating system, remains in the computer memory, and scans for viruses and other malware all files that are opened, saved, or run on your computer and on all connected disks. If you disable File Anti-Virus, it will not start at operating system startup. You will have to re-enable File Anti-Virus manually.
You can create a protection scope for File Anti-Virus.
When you or an application attempt to access a file included in the protection scope, File Anti-Virus 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-virus databases. In addition to signature analysis, File Anti-Virus uses heuristic analysis and other scanning technologies.
After detecting an object, the application displays a notification about it and performs an action on the object based on your File Anti-Virus preferences.
Before attempting to disinfect or delete an infected file, Kaspersky Internet Security saves a backup copy for subsequent restoration or disinfection. A file copy appears in Quarantine. You can try to disinfect this file later by using updated anti-virus databases.
Information about File Anti-Virus operation and all detected objects is logged in a report.
Note: If File Anti-Virus 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.Page top