Document Scanner for MS SharePoint Settings

Getting here: Main Screen -> Main Menu Tools -> Advanced settings -> Server components -> branch Document Scanner for MS SharePoint, or

 Main Screen -> Server Components Quick Link -> double-click Document Scanner icon -> Settings button


In this dialog you will find several preset options related to the Document Scanner for MS SharePoint document virus scanning performance. This dialog is divided into several sections:

Logging settings

Log file size field – the log file contains record of various Document Scanner for MS SharePoint related events, such as program libraries loading notes, virus-found events, troubleshooting warnings, etc. Use the text filed to set the maximum size of this file.

Scanning properties

· Use Heuristics – check to use Heuristics detection method when scanning documents. Heuristic analysis is a simulation and evaluation of the scanned object’s instructions in a virtual computer environment. Therefore, it can even detect malicious code not yet described in the virus database.
· Report Potentially Unwanted Programs and Spyware threats – check to use the Anti-Spyware engine, i.e. detect and report suspicious and potentially unwanted programs when scanning documents.
· Report enhanced set of Potentially Unwanted Programs – check to detect extended package of spyware: programs that are perfectly ok and harmless when acquired from the manufacturer directly, but can be misused for malicious purposes later, or programs that always harmless but might be unwanted (various toolbars etc.). This is an additional measure that increases your computer security and comfort even more, however it can possibly block legal programs, and is therefore switched off by default. Note: This detection feature is additional to the previous option, so if you want protection from the basic types of spyware, always keep the previous box checked.
· Scan inside archives – check to scan contents of archives.


· Report password protected archives – archives (ZIP, RAR etc.) that are protected by password are not possible to scan for viruses; check the box to report these as potentially dangerous.
· Report password protected documents – documents protected by password are not possible to scan for viruses; check the box to report these as potentially dangerous.
· Report files containing macros – a macro is a predefined sequence of steps aimed to make certain tasks easier for a user (MS Word macros are widely known). As such, a macro can contain potentially dangerous instructions, and you might like to check the box to ensure that files with macros will be reported as suspicious.
· Report hidden extensions – hidden extension can make e.g. a suspicious executable file “something.txt.exe” appear as harmless plain text file “something.txt”; check the box to report these as potentially dangerous.