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Document protection

The Document protection feature scans Microsoft Office documents before they are opened, as well as files downloaded automatically by Internet Explorer such as Microsoft ActiveX elements. Document protection provides a layer of protection in addition to Real-time file system protection, and can be disabled to enhance performance on systems that do not handle a high number of Microsoft Office documents.

To activate Document protection, open Advanced setup > Detection engine > Malware scans > Document protection and click the toggle next to Enable Document protection.

ThreatSense—Advanced setup options, such as file extensions you want to control and detection methods used. See ThreatSense for more information.


This feature is activated by applications that use the Microsoft Antivirus API (for example, Microsoft Office 2000 and later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later).