Configuring malware scanning
Applies to: Forefront Protection for SharePoint
Topic Last Modified: 2010-01-08
You can use Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) to help combat malware in your SharePoint environment. Malware is comprised of viruses and spyware. Viruses infect other programs and data, and they spread throughout your computer looking for programs to infect. Spyware usually refers to any non-viral malware that pretends to be something it is not, such as games or screensavers. Spyware spies on you, gathering personal information (such as logon data) that it sends back to its installer.
FPSP enables you to configure the following antimalware scanning options:
- Realtime—Scans, in real time, files that are uploaded to or downloaded from sites on your SharePoint server. For more information, see Scanning sites for malware in real time.
- Scheduled—Scans files that already reside on the server. For more information, see Scheduling malware scanning.
- On-demand—Scans specific sites to localize a known issue. For more information, see Scanning specific sites for malware on demand.