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>]
--e:a– do not scan archives.
--e:b– do not scan mail databases and email format files.
--e:<seconds>– do not scan compound files if the scan takes longer than specified. Specify the maximum scan duration for a file in seconds.
--es:<size>– do not scan compound files if their size exceeds the specified value. Specify the maximum size of a compound object to be scanned, in megabytes.