Protecting the file system of a virtual machine. File Anti-Virus

File Anti-Virus prevents infection of the protected virtual machine’s file system. By default, File Anti-Virus starts together with the application, continuously remains active in virtual machine memory, and scans all files that are opened, saved, or executed on the protected virtual machine for viruses and other malware.

File Anti-Virus uses signature and heuristic analysis methods, as well as iSwift technology (for Light Agent for Windows) and iChecker technology (for Light Agent for Linux).

If the scan does not detect viruses or other malware in the file, Kaspersky Security grants access to the file. If File Anti-Virus detects a threat in the file during scanning, Kaspersky Security application assigns one of the following status labels to this file to designate the type of object detected (for example: virus, Trojan program).

The application then performs the action that is specified in the settings of File Anti-Virus on the file.

This section describes how to configure File Anti-Virus settings using the Administration Console and the Light Agent for Windows local interface. You can also configure the File Anti-Virus settings using the Web Console when creating or modifying Light Agent for Windows policy settings or Light Agent for Linux policy settings (Application settingsAnti-Virus protectionFile Anti-Virus).

In this Help section

Configuring File Anti-Virus of Light Agent for Windows

Configuring File Anti-Virus of Light Agent for Linux via Kaspersky Security Center

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