Explaining the “Settings” tab

  • “Quick Scan” mode
    It configures antivirus to check critical files only: ph*, js, htm*, .htaccess, txt, tpl and some others. It will not scan media files (.png, .jpg, …), documents (.docx, .xlsx, .pdf, ..),  and some other types. This helps to reduce server load and increase scanning speed dramatically.
  • “Skip images and other media files”
    It configures antivirus to check all files besides media files and documents. This also helps to reduce server load and increase scanning speed dramatically. The difference between previous option is that enabled “Skip images…” makes antivirus scan unknown extensions, but “Quick scan” will skip them.
  • “Optimize scanning by speed”
    It configures antivirus to turn on an “intelligent mode” while scanning cache folders. It will scan files from cache folders selectively which sometimes dramatically speed up the scanning process with the same level of malware detection.
  • “Max working threads”
    It specifies the amount of concurrent scanning threads, i.e how many websites will be scanned or cleaned concurrently. By default it is limited by a half of CPU core number. So if your server has 8 cores, the antivirus allows to configure 4 concurrent threads as maximum. But you can set to 1 or 2 just to reduce server load during scanning process.
  • “Scheduled rescanning”
    It configures the interval of automatic website rescanning: once a day, once a week, once a month or never.  We recommend to set it to “Daily” to be notified ASAP about any security issues.
    This option is available in Premium version of antivirus.
  • “Start automatic scanning at”
    It configures the exact time of automatic website scanning.
  • “Notify on website infection via email”
    It configures antivirus to send out an email notification after scheduled scanning if websites are infected or blacklisted.
    This option is available in Premium version of antivirus.
  • “Max allocated memory…”
    It configures how much memory is allowed for a single scanning process. If some websites fail to scan try to increase this value. It is limited by 1GB.
  • “Number of days to keep…”
    It configures antivirus to keep backup versions of cleaned files. During this period you can restore these files back using “Undo” button.
  • “Trim malicious files insted of deleting it”
    It configures antivirus do not delete files when malware is detected but trim it instead. So the file will be 0 length but kept in the file system. If you are 100% sure that all detected malicious files are not included into another files or database so you can uncheck this option and run “Cleanup”.
  • “Update antivirus database automatically”
    It configures antivirus to update malware database automatically every day. We recommend to enable this option.
  • “Allow users to use files ignore list “
    It allows common users to add files that should be omitted by the scanner to the Ignore list.
  • “Enable antivirus warning banners”
    It configures antivirus to show warnings.
  • “Enable ImunifyAV menu shortcut”
  • Scanning timeout”
    It configures antivirus to update/ increase scan time. Sometimes there are situations when the site is too large or the server is loaded and the scanning process can be terminated due to timeout. It means that the scanner did not have time to complete the scan.
  • “Log level”