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Enable Malicious File Scan

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If you want to scan files before you restore them, you must enable the Malicious File Scan Settings. When enabled, you see an additional Malicious File Scan section in the restore window where you can select the options related to the file scan. You can enable both administrators and end users to scan the data before restoring it.

Malicious file scan is not supported for files beyond 1 GB in size.


If you enforce the scan during data restore, administrators will not be able to disable the scan while initiating the restore. This ensures that the data restored is free of malware and viruses. 

For end users, if you enforce the scan, they will not see any message or notification stating that the data is being scanned before restoring. 



  1. Login to Druva Cloud Platform Console and click Ransomware Recovery.

  2. On the left pane, click the Malicious File Scan > Settings tab.

  3. In the Settings section, click Edit.

  4. Toggle the Antivirus Scan button to enable administrators to view the Restore Scan panel in the Restore window.

  5. Toggle the File Hash Scan button to enable inSync scan files during restore for pre-defined file hashes. 

  6. Under the Override Scanning section, select if you want to show administrators and end users the ability to disable antivirus scan during a restore operation. Note that when scanning is enabled, a restore activity takes more time than usual.

  7.  Under the Override Scanning section, select the Skip Antivirus Scan during Device Replacement check box to disable antivirus scan check before restoring data to the new device. By default, this option is deselected.

We recommend that you must refrain from selecting this option and allow an antivirus scan during device replacement to ensure that the restored data is safe and secure.

The System Settings are not scanned for antivirus.

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