Customizing administrator-defined scans for clients that run on Linux computers

You might want to customize scheduled or on-demand scans for the clients that run on Linux computers. You can set options for scans of compressed files and optimize the scan for computer or scan performance.
  1. To customize an administrator-defined scan for the clients that run on Linux computers
  2. In the console, open a Virus and Spyware Protection policy.
  3. Under
    Linux Settings
    , click
    Administrator-defined scans
  4. Do one of the following actions:
    • Under
      Scheduled Scans
      , select the scheduled scan that you want to customize, or create a new scheduled scan.
    • Under
      Administrator On-demand Scan
      , click
  5. On the
    Scan Details
    tab, check
    Scan all folders
    or specify the particular folders you want to scan.
  6. Click
    Scan all files
    Scan only selected extensions
    and specify the extensions you want to scan.
    As of 14.3 RU1,
    Scan only selected extensions
    option is not available.
  7. On the
    Scan files inside compressed files
    choice, you can reduce the number of levels to scan compressed files. If you reduce the number of levels, you might improve client computer performance.
  8. Check or uncheck
    Scan for security risks
  9. For scheduled scans only, on the
    tab, set any of the following options:
    • Scanning schedule
      You can set how often the scan runs, on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
    • Missed Scheduled Scans
      You can specify a retry interval for missed scans.
  10. On the
    tab, change any detection actions. See:
    As of 14.3 RU1, configuring the actions for detections is deprecated for the Linux client.
  11. On the
    tab, enable or disable a notification that appears on client computers when the scan makes a detection. See:
  12. Click