Virus Scan

PowerArchiver can be configured to use your preferred anti-virus program when scanning archives for viruses. You must first configure support for your anti-virus program by navigating to „Options > Configuration > Program Locations“. Once complete, you can use the „Virus Scan…“ entry in the „Actions“ menu to scan archives for viruses.

The Virus Scan operation performs the following actions:

  1. Creates a temporary folder
  2. Extracts all files in the current archive to the temporary folder
  3. Runs the virus scanner against files in the temporary folder
  4. Deletes all files in the temporary folder and removes the temporary folder

Please Note:

We recommend checking out your antivirus help file for more help on what is proper command line usage for your antivirus application.