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Summary
Product: F-PROT Antivirus for Windows
Version: 3

Please note that version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows has been released. We recommend that all Home, Corporate and Mail Server users of version 3 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows upgrade their program to the newest version as soon as possible.


What are the command-line options for fpcmd?

Command-Line Scanner command-line options feature a long form options which are preceded by a single hyphen (as in -append). These command-line options are not case sensitive.

Usage: F-PROT [drive, file or directory][options]

Please select which Command-Line Scanner options you would like to learn:

REPORTING OPTIONS

By default F-PROT only lists files which have been found to be infected.

-append

Append to existing report file.

-help

Displays short summary of available options for the Command-Line Scanner.

-list

Show a list of all files which have been checked.

-nobreak

Do not abort scan if ESC is pressed.

-old

Do not give a warning message when using outdated DEF files.

-page

Only show one screen output at a time.

-report=<report_name>

Save output to the <report_name> file.

-silent

Do not generate any screen output.

-verno

Show version information.

-virlist

List viruses known to F-PROT Antivirus with the current virus signature files.

-virno

Give statistical information about viruses known to F-PROT Antivirus with the current virus signature files.

-wrap

Wrap text output so it fits in 78 columns. This also applies to the file used with the -report option.

SCANNING OPTIONS

By default F-PROT scans all files, including inside archives.

-ai

Enable neural-network virus detection. The -ai option should not be used with the -noheur option.

-archive=n

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. 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]

Turns on heuristics that are suitable when scanning mail messages on a mail server. Attempts to identify infections within password protected archives. The option -server implies -archive.

-noserver

Does not attempt to identify infections within password protected archives.

-auto

Automatically remove detected viruses. As noted above, this will not work on achieved files.

-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

Delete infected files. User confirmation is required. However, the -auto option can be used to automatically confirm the action. F-PROT Antivirus does not support removal of infected objects located in archives. Also, the -delete option has no effect on office documents, since that could cause the loss of work.

-disinf

Disinfect whenever possible. User confirmation is required. However, the -auto option can be used to automatically confirm the action. F-PROT Antivirus does not support disinfection of infected objects located in archives.

-dumb [default]

Scan all files, regardless of extensions or content.

-ext

Scan only files with default extensions.

-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.

-follow

Follow symbolic links. This should be used with care, as the program does not detect "circular" directories, and may get stuck in an endless loop.

-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 Antivirus will only detect a fraction of infected files.

-packed [default]

Unpack compressed executables. There is no corresponding -nopacked option. This option is provided for legacy reasons.

-rename

Rename extensions of infected files to prevent them from being executed, e.g. renaming file.com to file.vom and file.exe to file.vxe. This will not prevent files from being executed on Unix since on the one hand .exe files and .com files from Windows are not executable on a Unix platform by default, and on the other hand file extensions are not used on Unix systems with regards to executability.

MACRO SCANNING OPTIONS

By default F-PROT scans for macro's within known file-types.

-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.

INFORMATION OPTIONS

These information options are stand-alone, you can not combine them with other options. (The version information displayed by -verno are included in the beginning of every scan report by default).

-verno

Show version information.

-virlist

List viruses known to F-PROT Antivirus with the current virus signature files.

-virno

Give statistical information about viruses known to F-PROT Antivirus with the current virus signature files.

EXIT CODES

0 Normal exit. Nothing found, nothing done.

1 Unrecoverable error (e.g., missing virus signature files).

2 Selftest failed (program has been modified).

3 At least one virus-infected object was found.

4 Reserved, not currently in use.

5 Abnormal termination (scanning did not finish).

6 At least one virus was removed.

7 Error, out of memory.

8 At least one suspicious object was found.

9 At least one object was not scanned (encrypted file, unsupported/unknown compression method, unsupported/unknown file format, corrupted or invalid file).

10 At lest one archive object was not scanned (contains more then N levels of nested archives, as specified with -archive switch).

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