Configuring Anti-Virus protection

May 23, 2024

ID 202929

Before configuring Anti-Virus protection in the message processing rule, make sure that the Anti-Virus module is enabled in general protection settings.

To configure Anti-Virus protection in the message processing rule:

  1. In the application web interface window, select the Rules section.
  2. In the rule table, select the rule for which you want to configure Anti-Virus protection.

    This opens the View rule window.

  3. Click Edit.

    Rule settings become editable.

  4. In the left pane, select the Anti-Virus section.
  5. Use the toggle switch to the right of the section title to enable or disable Anti-Virus scanning of messages that match rule criteria.

    Anti-Virus protection of messages is enabled by default.

  6. If you have disabled Anti-Virus scanning at the previous step, configure Anti-Virus module settings applied to the following objects based on the results of the scan:
    • Infected and probably infected objects, as well as legitimate programs that can be exploited by hackers.
    • Objects with errors encountered during scanning.
    • Encrypted objects.
    • Attachments with macros.
  7. If necessary, configure the list of exclusions from scanning. To do so, in the Exclusions from scanning settings group:
    1. If you want to exclude archives from Anti-Virus scans, select the Do not scan archives check box.
    2. If you want to exclude attached objects with certain names from Anti-Virus scans, in the Do not scan attachments by name masks field, type a name mask and press Enter.

      Enter masks one by one. Repeat the steps for each mask you want to add.

      Masks are case-insensitive and may contain any characters.

  8. Click Save.

Anti-Virus protection is configured. The specified settings are applied to messages that match the rule criteria.

To ensure that the configured settings are applied during the operation of Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway, make sure that email virus scans are enabled for the rule and that the rule that you have configured is enabled.

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