Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices has both a graphical user interface to access the scanner directly from the application menu lists, and a command line interface for more advanced users. Script and extension-based integration helps configuring your favourite file manager, email or news client to easily use Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices. In some cases this is as simple as a mouse click, key-shortcut or menu selection. Example integrations are provided for file managers such as KDEs Konqueror, GNOMEs Nautilus, Xfces Thunar and GNU Midnight Commander.
Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices can unpack and scan inside archives. Scanning progress of each archived file is fully visible with individual file scanning statuses. There is a limit of archive recursion depth, to prevent the occurrence of exploits such as zip-bombs and administrators should be suspicious of any file archived recursively too many times. Bitdefender features built-in support for more than 80 packed files formats, including RAR, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, LHA, ACE, GZIP, TARGZ, JAR, UUE, MIME or CAB archives, no matter how they were created (self-extractable, multivolume, etc).
Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices can be used for scanning specific emails or the entire mailbox. The mailbox scanning identifies emails containing attachments and executes scanning for each attachment. Script and extensions supports also integrate with mail clients (e.g. Pine, Evolution) and Mail Server services.
Quarantine and Virus Submissions
To minimise risk of further infection and to allow safe analysis, Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices can quarantine infected files into a protected directory. In addition to infected files, suspect files may also be moved to the quarantine area as they are identified by heuristic analysis as having known characteristics of malicious code but do not match a known virus signature. Both infected and suspect files can be analysed internally or submitted to the Bitdefender Antivirus Lab at for further investigation.