Configuring Anti-Virus protection

3 July 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, under Exclusions from scanning:
    1. If you want to exclude archives from Anti-Virus scans, turn on the Do not scan archives toggle switch.
    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, enter 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 by KSMG, make sure that Anti-Virus scanning is enabled for the rule and the configured rule is enabled.

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