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Metascan Video: How to Configure Archive Scanning

Our latest Metascan® support video provides easy-to-follow steps for customizing archive scanning settings from the Metascan Management Console. In case you haven't heard about both the challenges and benefits of archive scanning, here's a quick overview.

The two primary methods used for detecting embedded threats within a compressed file are extracted and unextracted archive file scanning. By testing both extracted and unextracted scan results generated by Metascan Online, we found that each of the methods were able to uncover separate threats. Based on these results, we recommend using both methods for scanning compressed files, as they provide unique insights as to whether a file is malicious. If you want to read more information on the benefits of archive scanning, please download the white paper on detecting threats in compressed files.

Now you are ready to review your customization options for archive scanning. By default, archive scanning should already be selected under the "workflow" tab on the Management Console. Once you are there, you can input specific values for the recursion level (how deep Metascan is allowed to go before if stops extracting), the number of files extracted, and the size of the files extracted.

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