Engine Specific Configuration

Configuration specific to each built-in engine should be done via the configuration file: omsConfig.ini. This file is located in the directory where Metadefender Core is installed. The following table shows which configurations are available for each engine.

Important: The Metadefender Core service must be restarted to apply any changes.

Heuristic scan / extract archive

Some engines allow you to scan files using heuristics, which can detect viruses that are not yet in the engine’s virus definition database. Enabling heuristic scanning for engines increases detection of potential new viruses, but also increases the false positive rate.

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Note: Enabling heuristic scanning can also increase the engine's scan time.

Engine [CATEGORY]

Configuration [ATTRIBUTE]

Value

Ahnlab [ahnlab]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

1: Enable

0: Disable

No entry: default level

Archive library [extract_archive]

AVG [avg]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Avira [avira]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Bitdefender [bitdefender]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Clam AV [clamav]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Emsisoft [emsisoft]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

ESET [eset]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

F-Prot [f-prot]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Ikarus [ikarus]

Archive library [extract_archive]

K7 [k7]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Kaspersky [kaspersky]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

McAfee [mcafee]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

NANOAV [nanoav]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

nProtect [nprotect]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Quick Heal [quickheal]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Sophos [sophos]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Vir.IT eXplorer [vir.itexplorer]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Total Defense [totaldefense]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]

Zillya! [zillya!]

Heuristic scan [heuristic_scan]

Archive library [extract_archive]