Optimizing file scanning
January 10, 2024
You can optimize file scanning: reduce scanning time and increase the operating speed of the application. This can be achieved by scanning only new files and those files that have been modified since the previous scan. This mode applies both to simple and to compound files. You can also limit the duration for scanning one file. After the specified amount of time, the application will exclude the file from the current scan (except archives and compound files).
To optimize file scanning in the local interface:
- On the protected virtual machine, open the application settings window.
- In the left part of the window, in the Scheduled tasks section, select the subsection with the name of the relevant scan task (Full Scan, Critical Areas Scan or Custom Scan).
If some of the scan tasks do not appear in the section, this means that the policy prohibits configuration of the settings of these scan tasks for all protected virtual machines in the administration group.
In the right part of the window, the settings of the selected scan task are displayed.
- In the Security level section, click the Settings button.
A window with the name of the selected scan task opens.
- In the opened window on the Scope tab in the Scan optimization section, perform the following actions:
- If you want the application to scan only new files and files that have been modified since their previous analysis when running a scan task, select the Scan only new and changed files check box.
- If you want the application to skip files after a specified amount of time when running a scan task, select the Skip files that are scanned for longer than check box and specify the scan duration (in seconds) for one file in the field to the right of the check box.
- Click OK.
- To save changes, click the Save button.