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Re: Anti-virus for workstation 10.1 for scanning a network drive by schedule

etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master



Jouni told me it needs to be like this:


/ext="chm hlp vbs"

That is, when using the /ext parameter with multiple extensions, you need to use quotes and delimit the extensions using the space character.


Also note that if you are using wildcards *.* for the scanned location path, then the /ext parameter is not counted and all file types are scanned instead.


Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.


    TWONG W/ Alumni Posts: 14 Security Scout

    i wish to scan a network folder regularly


    it is good to use fsav.exe command line to scan folder by windows scheduler?


    We have email alert of virus by Windows application version.


    is there any alert and log by fsav.exe command line version?  Thanks.

  • NikK
    NikK W/ Alumni Posts: 28 Firewall Master

    If you check out the parameters for FSAV I think the highlighted ones may be of interest for you:


    /ALL        Do a dumb scan of all files.
    /APPEND     Append to existing report file.
    /ARCHIVE    Scan inside .ZIP, .ARJ and .LZH files.
    /BEEP       Beep when a virus is found.
    /DELETE     Delete infected files.
    /DISINF     Disinfect whenever possible.
    /EXT=       List of file extensions to be used in the scan
    /HARD       Scan the hard disk(s).
    /HELP       Display this list.
    /LIST       List all checked files.
    /NOBOOT     Do not scan boot sectors.
    /POLICY     Read scanning parameters from the policy.
    /QUAR       Quarantine infected files.
    /RENAME     Rename infected COM/EXE files.
    /REPORT=    Send the output to a file.
    /ROOTKIT    Scan system for rootkits.
    /SILENT     No output.
    /SPYWARE    Scan the specified path for spyware
    /SYSTEM     Scan the computer for active viruses
    /USEACCOUNT Always use the command-line scanner's account for scanning.
    /VERSION    Show scanner version information.



    fsav N:\ /quar /all /beep /report=c:\scanreport.txt /append


    To test, save the harmless testfile on the network drive and then run FSAV.

    TWONG W/ Alumni Posts: 14 Security Scout

    Thanks a lot.


    fsav.exe command line version - possible to trigger a vbscript (sending an alert email) because it is easy to hear beep sound in our environment


    windows version - possible to scan a network folder because i love its alert function and log in console.



    TWONG W/ Alumni Posts: 14 Security Scout

    i find fsav.exe does not work if the workstation is not at Logon status.


    any solution?  Thanks.

  • Siltanen
    Siltanen W/ Alumni Posts: 47 Digital Defender

    Hello TWONG,


    If you really want to run a scheduled scan for that specific location, I would suggest running the scan locally at the computer responsible for the share.


    If the shared location is from some NAS solution, then there's really no good way to scan it. However, files are still being checked by Real-Time Protection when accessed.

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



    > /EXT= List of file extensions to be used in the scan


    I think this fsav command line scanner switch is incorrect, because only one extension argument can be specified for it in FSAV CS/WKS version 11 for Windows products.


    For example:


    fsav.exe c:\progra~1\videolan\ /EXT=html

    => works and scans 18 files


    /EXT=html,xml (or) /EXT=html;xml

    => scans zero files


    /EXT=html xml (or) /EXT=.html .xml

    => refuses to run due to invalid access path error message.


    Please suggest how to specify more (say 12-15) specific file types/extensions for scanning on the command line?


    Thanks in advance, Yours Sincerely:

    Tamas Feher, 2F 2000 Kft., Hungary.

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