What is Proactive Scanning?
Posted by - NA - on 25 June 2010 11:03 PM
A. Proactive scanning uses intelligent methods to check all executable files, library files and driver files for suspicious programs. For example, a signed file (ie. signed by Verisign) is always whitelisted by the proactive engine. eScan maintains its own whitelisted database (which is regularly auto-updated, along with the anti-virus signatures) in order to keep false positives to a minimum. When a false positive is identified, MicroWorld updates its database as soon as possible, in order to increase the effectiveness and reliability of proactive scanning. Note: Proactive scanning is not 100% perfect – for this reason, it is always recommended that it be used in conjunction with a malware scanner such as is included in eScan.