CProxy Server has the ability to scan incoming files for the presence of viruses
using almost any command line Anti-Virus scanner. CProxy Server 3.4 AV is shipped with the
F-Prot AV scan engine.
The Virus Control Menu is spread across two menu tabs.
The first tab tells CProxy Server which anti-virus scanner to use and the second file
defines the actions that will be performed when a virus is discovered.
The Files/Actions tab defines which files will be scanned for the presence of viruses
and the actions that will be performed by the proxy server when an infected file is found.
CProxy Server's virus scanning applies to files that are
accessed through the HTTP and HTTP FTP protocols i.e. all files that are accessed through
a web browser. CProxy Server does not scan Real FTP downloads.
For CProxy Server to virus scan a file, the extension must be included
in the File Types to Scan list.
- To add a file type, enter the extension e.g. .vbs into the File
type to Scan field and click Add. All files with this new
extension will now be scanned.
- To remove a file type, highlight the extension type and
- Existing entries can be modified by highlighting the
extension, clicking Edit, making the necessary modifications and then
clicking the Add button.
If this box is checked, CProxy Server will scan all files that
are downloaded and the File Types to Scan field becomes File Types to Exclude.
Any file types that are included in this list will not be scanned. Note: Enabling this
option will dramatically reduce the performance of the proxy server. This mode is only
recommended for advanced users who know which file types to exclude.
No Extension Web
If this box is checked, CProxy will scan all files with that do not
have an extension type downloaded via through the HTTP protocol.
FTP (HTTP FTP)
If this box is checked, CProxy will scan all files with that do not have
an extension type downloaded via through the HTTP FTP protocol.
Action when Virus found
This group defines the actions that CProxy will perform when a virus has
- Delete File: CProxy
Server will delete the file and prevent the user from downloading it.
- Clean File: CProxy
will attempt to disinfect the file. If disinfection is successful, a clean version will be
sent to the user or else the file will be deleted.
- Record Log: An
entry will be made in the Virus Log file which can be viewed by clicking the View button.
The log can be erased at any time by clicking the Delete button.
- Email Report: CProxy
Server will send an email of the virus report file to the address specified in the Email
Address field. For this feature to work, you must provide a valid SMTP (outgoing
mail) server, an email address to send the mail to and an address from which the mail will
- Raise Alert: A
message box will be displayed on the proxy server with a virus warning.
Once you have made any changes to the configuration, click
the Apply button followed by OK to exit the menu.
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