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On-access filter

In this window, you can customize the parameters of the On-access filter. Choose whether you want to have Enable on-access filter enabled (default) or disabled. If you disable the On-access filter, the options below will become inactive.

While On-access filter is disabled, ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint does not scan documents on upload/download, no On-access filter rules will be applied, and a warning message will be displayed in Monitoring.


We recommend that you leave Enable on-access filter enabled to ensure maximum protection.

SharePoint Protection Settings (these settings can also be managed from the SharePoint Central Administration):

Link to SharePoint Central Administration

Click the URL to open your SharePoint Central Administration site - Antivirus settings. If you change settings from within SharePoint Central Administration, allow time for the changes to appear in ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint.

Scan documents on upload

Documents uploaded to SharePoint will be scanned via the web interface whenever they are saved in Microsoft Office programs and during synchronization via SharePoint workspace.

Scan documents on download

Documents downloaded from SharePoint via a web interface will be scanned when downloading. This includes pictures and documents opened from Microsoft Office programs during synchronization via SharePoint workspace.

Allow users to download infected documents

When enabled, SharePoint will display a warning about infected files when they are found, but you will still be able to open infected files, and these files will be blocked rather than deleted. If disabled, a message will be shown saying the document is infected and the download is impossible. Note that the SharePoint administrator can always download infected files regardless of this setting.

Attempt to clean infected documents

When enabled, infected documents that are cleanable will be cleaned.

Time out duration (sec.)

The maximum time SharePoint will wait for a response from ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint. If no response is received, it will report an AV scanner error. Default is 300 seconds.

Number of scan threads

Number of instances for each w3wp process. SharePoint usually uses three w3wp processes. A total of 15 (3x5) scanner objects are available. This limits the maximum number of files downloaded/uploaded at the same time. This is not the same as number of ThreatSense scan engines.