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Scanning transferred files for viruses

Before configuring any workflows in Connect, you should configure global virus scanning options.

Virus scanning

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If you are in the Operations Center, click on the Connect tab and then click on Configuration | Open to open the Connect configuration screen. When you're in the Connect configuration window, go to the Service Options tab at the top of the screen to reach the page you see in the screenshot above.

Virus Scanning options

FotoWare Connect can be configured to scan all processed files for viruses to avoid transmitting an infected file to a destination.

All source folders have the option to enable virus scanning, where you can choose how any infected files should be handled. They can be deleted, moved to aquarantine area of choice or ignored but logged in the log server.

Locate the virus scanner executable using the browse button and set any desired parameters that the virus scanner requires. Connect will trigger the virus scanner executable once for every file and insert the file name where you have specified the %1 variable in the Scan Command field.

An important thing to remember is that many virus scanners will perform a memory check every time they run. This can usually be avoided by specifying a flag in the scan command. If you do not do so, you may find that the system appears very sluggish, since a full memory scan is run every time a new file is scanned.

If you need assistance with finding the correct command-line parameters for your virus scanner, consult your virus scanner documentation.

Having set the global virus scanning options you can enable virus scanning on a per-source folder basis.

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