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Reduce scan-time

fekser W/ Alumni Posts: 4 Security Scout




I have policy manager 10.01.40601 installed on a MS SRV2008R2 64-bit. I use F-Secure AV 9.20 and AV for WIn SRV 9.00.


I have been told that F-Secure can exclude files from scanning if they haven't been changed since last scan (something like how reset archive bit in backup products functions). Is that possible and if so - how?






  • fekser
    fekser W/ Alumni Posts: 4 Security Scout

    Hello Siltanen - thx for your answer which makes perfectly sense. :)

  • etomcat
    etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master



    > and there's not yet a new virus definition update available.


    That is not AND, but a rather big IF. Usually there are several F-Secure database updates per day, which are automatically communicated towards FSPM / FSCS users, so a re-scan will happen every few hours, even if the file in question has not changed.


    I think there could be an extra setting in F-Secure, in order not to re-scan the unchanged file, even if the protection software has received a new signature update. Make the setting display an "You are modifying this feature on your own responsibility!" warning when activated.


    Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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