The virus monitor real-time protection continuously checks your computer for viruses; it controls read and write operations, and as soon as a program attempts to execute malware or spread malicious files it prevents it from doing so. The virus monitor is your most important protection! It should never be switched off.
The following options are available:
•Monitor status: Specify here whether the monitor should be enabled or disabled.
•Use engines: The software works with two engines, which are two essentially independent virus checking programs. Every engine by itself would already provide you with a high degree of protection against viruses, but it is precisely the combination of both engines that gives the very best results. You can accelerate the virus check in older and slower computers by using just one engine, but normally you should keep the setting Both engines.
•Infected files: If a virus is detected, you will be asked in the default setting how you want to deal with the virus and the infected file. If you would always like to perform the same action, you can set this here. Maximum protection for your data is offered here by the setting Disinfect (if not possible: place in quarantine).
•Infected archives: Here you determine whether archive files (e.g. files with the extension RAR, ZIP or PST) should be handled differently from normal files. However, please note that moving an archive to quarantine can damage it so that it can no longer be used after it is moved back from Quarantine.
•Behavior monitoring: If behaviour monitoring is enabled, every activity on the system is monitored regardless of the virus monitor. This means that malware for which no signature yet exists is also detected.