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Administration Guide

Antivirus options

  1. Go to Settings, and expand the Antivirus Options section.

  2. Configure the following settings, and click Save:

    Grayware options

    Grayware is an umbrella term applied to a wide range of malicious applications such as spyware, adware, and key loggers that are often secretly installed on a user's computer to track and/or report certain information back to an external source without the user's permission or knowledge.

    Adware

    Enable adware detection and quarantine during the AV scan. Adware is a form of software that downloads or displays unwanted ads when a user is online.

    Riskware

    Enable riskware detection and quarantine during the AV scan. Riskware refers to legitimate programs which, when installed and executed, present a possible but not definite risk to the computer.

    Scan removable media on insertion

    Scan removable media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray disks, USB keys, etc.) on insertion.

    Alert when viruses are detected

    Have FortiClient provide a notification alert when a threat is detected on your personal computer. When Alert when viruses are detected under Antivirus Options is not selected, you will not receive the virus alert dialog box when attempting to download a virus in a web browser.

    Pause background scanning on battery power

    Pause background scanning when your computer is operating on battery power.

    Enable FortiGuard Analytics

    Automatically send suspicious files to the FortiGuard Network for analysis. You do not receive feedback for files submitted for analysis. The FortiGuard team can create signatures for any files that are submitted for analysis and determined to be malicious.

Antivirus options

  1. Go to Settings, and expand the Antivirus Options section.

  2. Configure the following settings, and click Save:

    Grayware options

    Grayware is an umbrella term applied to a wide range of malicious applications such as spyware, adware, and key loggers that are often secretly installed on a user's computer to track and/or report certain information back to an external source without the user's permission or knowledge.

    Adware

    Enable adware detection and quarantine during the AV scan. Adware is a form of software that downloads or displays unwanted ads when a user is online.

    Riskware

    Enable riskware detection and quarantine during the AV scan. Riskware refers to legitimate programs which, when installed and executed, present a possible but not definite risk to the computer.

    Scan removable media on insertion

    Scan removable media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray disks, USB keys, etc.) on insertion.

    Alert when viruses are detected

    Have FortiClient provide a notification alert when a threat is detected on your personal computer. When Alert when viruses are detected under Antivirus Options is not selected, you will not receive the virus alert dialog box when attempting to download a virus in a web browser.

    Pause background scanning on battery power

    Pause background scanning when your computer is operating on battery power.

    Enable FortiGuard Analytics

    Automatically send suspicious files to the FortiGuard Network for analysis. You do not receive feedback for files submitted for analysis. The FortiGuard team can create signatures for any files that are submitted for analysis and determined to be malicious.