Description of the antivirus component of Acronis Internet Security Suite 2010
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The antivirus component of the product is automatically enabled on the first reboot of the machine after the installation of Acronis Internet Security Suite 2010.
The antivirus settings can be adjusted only in the Expert mode. Everything set in the Expert mode is used in the Novice and Intermediate modes. See Acronis Internet Security Suite 2010: Novice, Intermediate, and Expert Modes.
In the Novice and Intermediate modes you can only enable or disable the antivirus component by clicking Settings in the upper right corner of the main program window:
- Shield - Here you can adjust the protection settings of the product:
- Real-time protection - By default, the real-time protection is enabled. You can switch it off temporarily or permanently (not recommended);
- Scan Now - You can force the system scan for malware;
- Protection Level - You can set the real-time protection level:
- Permissive - Covers basic security needs. The resource consumption level is very low. Only programs and incoming mail messages are scanned for viruses. The actions taken on infected files are: disinfect file/move file to quarantine.
- Default - Offers standard security. The resource consumption level is low. All files and both incoming and outgoing mail messages are scanned for viruses and spyware. The actions taken on infected files are the following: disinfect file/move file to quarantine.
- Aggressive - Offers high security. The resource consumption level is moderate. All files, both incoming and outgoing mail messages and web traffic are scanned for viruses and spyware. The actions taken on infected files are: disinfect file/move file to quarantine.
You can also set a custom protection level or adjust the monitoring of your machine's running processes in Advanced Settings.
- Antiphishing - See Acronis Internet Security Suite 2010: Antiphishing.
- Virus Scan - Here you can set up and run a scan of your system:
- Deep System Scan - Scans the entire system. In the default configuration, it scans for all types of malware threatening your system's security, such as viruses, spyware, adware, rootkits and others.
- System Scan - Scans the entire system, except for archives. In the default configuration, it scans for all types of malware other than rootkits.
- Quick System Scan - Scans the Windows and Program Files folders. In the default configuration, it scans for all types of Quick System Scan malware, except for rootkits, but it does not scan memory, the registry or cookies.
- Auto-logon Scan - Scans the items that are run when a user logs on to Windows. By default, the autologon scan is disabled. Click the icon of the scan if you would like to schedule it.
- User Defined Tasks - List of custom tasks that you can create by clicking New Task in the lower right corner of the window. By default, there is a My Documents task that scans the My Documents, Desktop and StartUp folders.
- Contextual Scan - This is a scanning method that you can configure and which will be used when you right-click on a file/folder and select Scan with Acronis Internet Security Suite.
- Device Detection Scan - This is a scanning method that you can configure (or disable) and which will be used automatically on new storage devices when they are connected to the machine.
- Exclusions - Here you can add files or folders that will always be excluded from scanning:
- Quarantine - Here you can view the infected files that have been moved to quarantine. You can also adjust the quarantine settings: