Scanning compound files

A common technique of concealing viruses and other malware is to implant them in compound files, such as archives or databases. To detect viruses and other malware that are hidden in this way, the compound file has to be unpacked, which may slow down scanning. You can limit the set of compound files to be scanned, thus speeding up scanning.

You can also reduce the compound file scan duration by specifying the following restrictions:

To configure scanning of compound files, execute the following command:

lightagent scan [--e:a] [--e:b] [--e:<seconds>] [--es:<size>]


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