Message format

Here you can set up the format of event messages that are displayed on remote computers.

Threat alert and notification messages have a predefined default format. We advise against changing this format. However, in some circumstances (for example, if you have an automated email processing system), you may need to change the message format.

Keywords (strings separated by % signs) are replaced in the message by the actual information as specified. The following keywords are available:

%TimeStamp% – Date and time of the event

%Scanner% – Module concerned

%ComputerName% – Name of the computer where the alert occurred

%ProgramName% – Program that generated the alert

%InfectedObject% – Name of infected file, message, etc

%VirusName% – Identification of the infection

%ErrorDescription%Description of a non-virus event

The keywords %InfectedObject% and %VirusName% are only used in threat warning messages, and %ErrorDescription% is only used in event messages.

Use local alphabetic characters – Converts an email message to the ANSI character encoding based upon Windows Regional settings (e.g. windows-1250). If you leave this deselected, a message will be converted and encoded in ACSII 7-bit (for example "á" will be changed to "a" and an unknown symbol to "?").

Use local character encoding – The email message source will be encoded to Quoted-printable (QP) format which uses ASCII characters and can correctly transmit special national characters by email in 8-bit format (áéíóú).