Configuring Anti-Virus scan restrictions and exclusions

To configure restrictions and exclusions during virus scanning for a rule:

  1. In the main window of the program web interface, open the management console tree and select the Rules section.
  2. In the list of rules, click the link with the name of the rule to open the rule for which you want to configure restrictions and exclusions from virus scanning of messages.
  3. Select the Anti-Virus section.
  4. Flip on the toggle switch next to the name of the Anti-Virus settings group if it is off.
  5. If you want to exclude archives from virus scanning, in the Exclusions from scanning settings group select the Do not scan archives check box.
  6. To exclude message attachments of a certain size from virus scanning, do the following in the Exclusions from scanning settings group:
    1. Click the link to the right of the Do not scan objects larger than setting name to open the Attachment size scan limit window.
    2. In the field under the window name, enter the maximum size of objects to be scanned in the range from 0 KB to 1048576 KB (1 GB).

      If the value is set to 0 KB, no restrictions apply to the size of objects.

    3. Click the OK button.

      The Attachment size scan limit window closes.

  7. To exclude message attachments with certain names from virus scanning, do the following in the Exclusions from scanning settings group:
    1. Click the link to the right of the Do not scan attachments by name masks setting name to open the Names excluded from scanning window.
    2. In the field under the window name, enter the masks of names of attachments that you want to exclude from virus scanning.

      Masks can contain any symbols. Separate masks with the ";" symbol.

    3. Click the OK button.

      The Names excluded from scanning window closes.

  8. If you want to exclude message attachments of a certain format from virus scans, do the following in the Exclusions from scanning settings group:
    1. Click the link to the right of the Do not scan attachments by file types setting name to open the Attachment types excluded from scanning window.
    2. Select check boxes next to the formats of attachments that you want to exclude from virus scanning.
    3. Click the Close button.

      The Attachment types excluded from scanning window closes.

  9. Click the Apply button in the lower part of the workspace.

In order for the settings you have configured to be used during operation of Kaspersky Security 8 for Linux Mail Server, make sure that Anti-Virus scanning of messages is enabled for the rule and the rule for which you have configured settings is enabled.

See also

Anti-Virus protection

About computer protection against certain legitimate applications

About Anti-Virus scan statuses

Enabling and disabling Anti-Virus protection of messages

Enabling and disabling Anti-Virus scanning for a rule

Configuring Anti-Virus engine settings

Setting default values for Anti-Virus engine settings

Configuring actions on messages during Anti-Virus scanning

Configuring tags added to message subjects after Anti-Virus scanning

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