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Antivirus protection

CompuClever Antivirus Plus protects your computer from all kinds of malware (viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and so on). The protection CompuClever Antivirus Plus offers is divided into two categories:

  • On-access scanning - prevents new malware threats from entering your system. CompuClever Antivirus Plus will, for example, scan a word document for known threats when you open it, and an e-mail message when you receive one.

    On-access scanning ensures real-time protection against malware, being an essential component of any computer security program.

    [Important] Important

    To prevent viruses from infecting your computer keep on-access scanning enabled.

  • On-demand scanning - allows detecting and removing the malware that already resides in the system. This is the classic scan initiated by the user - you choose what drive, folder or file CompuClever Antivirus Plus should scan, and CompuClever Antivirus Plus scans it - on-demand.

CompuClever Antivirus Plus automatically scans any removable media that is connected to the computer to make sure it can be safely accessed. For more information, please refer to “Automatic scan of removable media”.

Advanced users can configure scan exclusions if they do not want specific files or file types to be scanned. For more information, please refer to “Configuring scan exclusions”.

When it detects a virus or other malware, CompuClever Antivirus Plus will automatically attempt to remove the malware code from the infected file and reconstruct the original file. This operation is referred to as disinfection. Files that cannot be disinfected are moved to quarantine in order to contain the infection. For more information, please refer to “Managing quarantined files”.

If your computer has been infected with malware, please refer to “Removing malware from your system”. To help you clean your computer of malware that cannot be removed from within the Windows operating system, CompuClever Antivirus Plus provides you with Rescue Mode. This is a trusted environment, especially designed for malware removal, which enables you to boot your computer independent of Windows. When the computer runs in Rescue Mode, Windows malware is inactive, making it easy to remove.

To protect you against unknown malicious applications, CompuClever Antivirus Plus uses Active Virus Control, an advanced heuristic technology, which continuously monitors the applications running on your system. Active Virus Control automatically blocks applications that exhibit malware-like behavior to stop them from damaging your computer. Occasionally, legitimate applications may be blocked. In such situations, you can configure Active Virus Control not to block those applications again by creating exclusion rules. To learn more, please refer to “Active Virus Control”.