Scanning Local Files

The web interface provides a capability to scan any files stored on your local computer (from which you are currently accessing the web interface) to determine whether the files have any malicious content, the scanning is done with the help of the scan engine that is part of Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers. The files selected for scanning will be uploaded (via the HTTP protocol) to your server on which Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers is running, but after the scanning, even if any threats are found, the files will not be stored on the server, neither will they be moved to quarantine there. The user who sent the files to scan them will only be informed about the result of the scanning.

This function is available only if the Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers distribution includes the Dr.Web Network Checker component.

Opening a Panel to Scan Local Files and Setting Parameters for the Scanning

You can select and upload the files that you want to scan via the scanning panel for local files which is displayed when you choose the Scan File item in the main menu of the web interface. The launched panel is displayed in the bottom right corner of the web interface. The figure below shows what the scanning panel for local files looks like.

Figure 7. The scanning panel for local files

To close this panel, click on the panel top right-hand corner. By clicking the icon you can display the settings for the scanning of local files: the maximum time to scan a file (which does not include the time it takes to upload the file to your server from your local computer), using the heuristic analysis during the scan, and also the maximum compression ratio for compressed objects and the maximum nesting level for objects packed into containers (such as archives).

Figure 8. Setting the parameters for the scanning of local files

To apply the changed settings and to return to the file selection mode where you can choose the files to scan, press the Apply button. To go back to file selection without applying your changes to the settings, press the Cancel button.

Launching the Scanning of Local Files

To select files for scanning and to start their scanning, left-click on the target area that says Drag files for scan here or click to select. Upon your click there, a standard file selection window of your operation system file manager will open. You can choose multiple files at once for scanning. Please, note that you are not allowed to choose directories for scanning. You can also drag selected files with your mouse directly onto the target area of the file scanning panel from the file manager window. Once the files to be scanned have been specified, they will start being uploaded to your server where Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers is installed; and once a file is uploaded, its scanning starts. During the uploading and scanning of the files the file scanning panel displays the overall progress of the scanning procedure.

Figure 9. Current progress for the scanning of local files

If necessary, you can abort the scanning by pressing the Stop button. Once the scanning is completed, a report about the scanning of the uploaded files will be displayed on the file scanning panel.

Figure 10. Results for the scanned local files

If multiple files were uploaded, an extended report about the scanning will be available. To see the extended report, click the link that says View report for all files.

Figure 11. Extended report about the scanned local files

To close the report and to return to the state where the panel allows selecting new files for scanning, press OK.

It is possible to start scanning local files (using the current settings for the scanning) even when the file scanning panel is closed. To start uploading and scanning local files, just drag and drop them from the file manager window onto a page of the web interface opened in your browser.