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How to configure Bitdefender Scanner for UNICES

Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is a versatile on-demand scanner for Linux and FreeBSD systems. The stand-alone scanner protects both UNIX-based and Windows- based disk partitions by scanning for viruses and spyware. Easy to use graphical user interface complements a powerful command line interface that fully supports operating systems scripting tools. The scanner works stand-alone without needing any Centralized Management or local Update Servers.


In order to install it you have to get the kit from here

Depending on your OS, architecture and distribution, you may want to choose the appropriate kit.
There are three package types, for the major Linux distributions:
         -  deb packages for Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian based distributions
         -  ipk packages for Gentoo, Slackware and other distributions that do not use RPM or Debian based package managers.
         -  rpm packages for distributions like SuSe, Fedora, RedHat, Mandriva, CentOS

 

Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is the solution Bitdefender offers for the antivirus protection of mixed networks. It uses the most advanced multi-platform virus inspection technology which scans for viruses and other malware on your personal system.

It consists of two major elements:

         -  A command line interface scanner (bdscan).
         -  A graphical user interface scanner (bdgui).

 

         -  Command Line User Interface Scanner

The default instalation directory is /opt/Bitdefender-scanner/. There are 2 configuration files. The system-wide configuration is /opt/Bitdefender-scanner/etc/bdscan.conf, which is identical with /etc/Bitdefender-scanner/bdscan.conf Another configuration file, located inside the user's home directory, at ~/.config/Bitdefender-scanner/bdscan.conf, which is loaded after the system configuration. Therefore, the user can partially or even totally override the system settings.

The available keywords from the configuration, their default values and description are presented below. Some keys might not be present at a certain moment as their default values, defined internally, may need no change.

InstallPath - This is the path to the installation directory, which is set up during the installation process.

UpdateHttpLocation - The update location is the URL of the Bitdefender update server, used when performing the triggered update.

Default: http://upgrade.bitdefender.com/av64bit for a 64 bit Scanner

HttpProxy - If a proxy server is required for Internet connection during updates, set this key accordingly. There is no default value.

QuarantinePath - This is the location of the quarantine directory where infected files are stored when quarantine actions are invoked.

The quarantine directory can be specified at run-time using the --quarantine=path option.

The default quarantine path is located at /opt/Bitdefender-scanner/var/quarantine.

LogName - The log file contains all the output messages normally sent to STDOUT. The new log will be appended to the end of the last one at the following scan. If you want to clear the log file before scanning, you must use the --log overwrite command line option.

The log file can also be specified at run-time, using the --log=logfile option.

The default log file is located at /opt/Bitdefender-scanner/var/log/bdscan.log. If the user does not have the right to write it, the location becomes ~/.local/share/Bitdefender-scanner/logs/bdscan.log.

Extensions - The extensions list, with colon-separated items, specifies the file types to scan, identified by their extensions, when using the --ext command-line parameter.

The list can be specified at run-time using the --ext=ext1:ext2 option. To force the scanning of all files, regardless of the Extension directive, you must use the --ext=: form in the command line.

ExcludeExtensions - This list, with colon-separated items, specifies the file types to be excluded from scanning, identified by their extensions.

The list can be specified at run-time using --exclude-ext=ext1:ext2 option.

Key - This is the license key, necessary for product activation.

If you leave the configuration file default, the command line scan can be customized using the options of the bdscan command. The default usage is: ./bdscan [options] path

For complete informations about bdscan, please type: man bdscan

 

         -  Graphical User Interface Scanner
You can easily customize your Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices according to your scanning needs.

In order to be able to start scanning tasks quickly, you can pre-load the antivirus engines at startup..

The duration of the scanning process can be dramatically reduced by excluding special files from scanning.

A specific location can be set both for the quarantined files and for the log files.

If your computer is connected to the Internet through a proxy server, you can configure the proxy settings.

To access these settings and customize your Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices, click the Settings button.A new window will appear.The settings are organized into four areas:

General Settings

Scan Settings

Update Settings

Logging Settings

 

         -  General Settings

In this area, the following settings are available:
Keep the application running in the background
By selecting this check box, Bitdefender will run in the background and act as a scan server for future instances. In this case, the antivirus engines will no longer be loaded for each scan request (which speeds up the scanning process), but the system memory usage will be higher.
Pre-load antivirus engines on startup
By selecting this check box, the antivirus engines will be loaded the first time the application runs.This speeds up the scanning process at the cost of greater application load times and a higher memory footprint.

When the option is disabled (default), the engines are loaded every time you initiate a scan request.

Hide main window on startup

By selecting this check box, the main window will be hidden automatically when you start your computer. You can use the Bitdefender icon in the system tray to restore the window at a later time.

Enable the file drop zone

By selecting this check box, a large Bitdefender icon (the file drop zone) is displayed on your desktop.You can drag&drop files or folders on this icon to quickly scan them

Scan on drop

Select this check box to immediately start scanning any file or directory dropped on the file drop zone. If you disable this option, the file drop zone acts as a scan  to which you can add files and directories from multiple sources. You can then scan all the items in the queue by simply double-clicking the file drop zone.

Keep on top of other windows

Select this check box so that the file drop zone is always displayed on top of other windows.

Show on all virtual desktops

Select this check box so that the file drop zone is displayed on all of your virtual desktops.

Language

You can use this menu to change the language of the Bitdefender interface.

 

         -  Scan Settings

In this area, the following settings are available:

Exclude extensions

This is where you can list the file extensions to be excluded from scanning. Use : to separate them.

Maximum file size

This is where you can set the maximum size of the files to be scanned. Files exceeding this limit will not be scanned. To scan all files, regardless of their size, set the limit to 0.
Enter archive files

By selecting this check box, archived files will be scanned. This provides increased detection at the cost of higher system resource usage during scanning.

Maximum level

This is where you can specify the maximum recursion level when processing archives inside archives. To scan all archives, regardless of the recursion level, set the limit to 0. Higher values provide increased detection at the cost of higher system resource usage during scanning.

Quarantine directory

This is where you can specify a fully-qualified path to a directory where infected files will be moved when the Quarantine option is selected. The directory will be created if it does not already exist.

 

         -  Update Settings

In this area, the following settings are available:

Update server

This is where you can set the server to be queried for updated malware signatures.

Enable HTTP proxy

Select this check box if you use an HTTP proxy server when downloading antivirus
updates. You must configure the proxy settings as follows: host[:port].

Proxy host

Type the host name or the IP address of the proxy server and the port used to connect to the proxy server. They must be specified as follows:Proxy user

Type a user name recognized by the proxy server. The user name must be specified as follows: [domain\]username.

Leave the field blank if the proxy server does not require authentication.

Password

Type the password of the specified user.
Leave the field blank if the proxy server does not require authentication.

Bypass proxy server when not available

Select this check box for a direct connection to be used if the proxy server
is not available.

 

         -  Logging Settings

In this area, the following settings are available:

Logging enabled

By selecting this check box, Bitdefender will create and manage detailed log files recording the actions it performs.

Increased log verbosity

By selecting this check box, extra information is recorded in the log files. This includes logging every file scanned, every file that is excluded from scanning due to specific scan settings, etc.

Log directory

This is where you can specify a fully-qualified path to a directory where log
files will be stored. The directory will be created if it does not already exist.