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6.4 Daemon Scanner scanning options

Options Description
-ai Enable neural-network virus detection. The -ai option should not be used with the -noheur option.
-archive=n [default] Scan inside supported archives n levels deep, the supported range is between 1 and 99, the default level is 5. Supported archives are .zip, .cab, .tar, .gz, .izh and .arj files. Currently F-PROT Antivirus does not support disinfection or removal of infected files within archives. Unix mailboxes are considered to be archives and therefore F-PROT Antivirus is not able to remove infected attachments.
-noarchive Does not scan inside archives. The option -noarchive implies -noserver.
-server [default] Attempts to identify infections within password protected archives. The option -server implies -archive.
-type Scan files by content. By default f-prot scans all files. By using the -type option, you are instructing the scanner to limit the search to scanning by content.
-noserver Does not attempt to identify infections within password protected archives.
-collect Scan a virus collection. This option is intended for advanced users. When this option is used it will, e.g. scan for bootsector viruses within files, even though the virus resides within a file instead of a bootsector.
-delete The -delete option is disabled. We rely on applications handling the delete of the files themselves.
-disinf Disinfect whenever possible. By default this requires user confirmation but if you include the -auto option F-PROT Antivirus will not prompt you for confirmation before disinfecting infected files. F-PROT Antivirus does not support disinfection of infected files located within archives.
-dumb [default] Scan all files, regardless of extensions or content.
-ext Scan only files with default extensions. By default f-prot scans all files. By using the -ext option, you are instructing the scanner to limit the search to files with default extensions
-noheur Disable heuristic scanning. The -noheur option should not be used with the -ai option.
-nosub Do not scan subdirectories.
-onlyheur Only use heuristics, do not scan for known virus signatures. By using this option f-prot will only detect a fraction of infected files.
-packed [default] Unpack compressed executables.
-move The -move option is disabled. It is expected that applications interfacing with the daemon moved the files. This is so the applications do not run into problems as a result of a stale file descriptor.
-rename The -rename option is disabled. It is expected that applications interfacing with the daemon renamed the files. This is so the applications do not run into problems as a result of a stale file descriptor.
-nomacro Do not scan for macro viruses.
-onlymacro Only scan for macro viruses.
-removeall Remove all macros from all documents. When this option is used with -disinf or -delete all identified macros will be removed.
-removenew Remove new variants of macro viruses by removing all macros from infected documents.
-saferemove Remove all macros from documents, if a known virus is found.
-id The -id option will associate an ID with the scan request, and can prove to be useful for certain applications. An application wanting an ID associated with a scan would send:
     GET /path/to/file?-id=435 HTTP/1.0
To associate the ID 435 with that particular file.
-remote-dtd The -remote-dtd option will reference remotely the data type definition (DTD) file for the Daemon Scanner's XML report. The DTD referenced will be at http://www.f-prot.com/fprotd.dtd

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