Specifying file types to be scanned
If the default list of file types to be scanned is not inclusive enough or you plan to use an exclusion list in conjunction with the inclusion list, you can modify the list of file types to be scanned.
Excluding file types to be scanned
You might prefer to specify what files types to exclude, rather than include, in a virus scan because of the proliferation of new file types (with new file name extensions) that might be stored on the storage system.
Specifying shares for scanning
You can turn off virus scanning for files in a share if the share is used only by trusted users, the files are restricted to read-only mode, or speed of access is more important than safety.
Displaying the scanner list
You can determine if scanner clients are receiving requests and scanning files by looking at the scanner list.
Checking vscan information
You can quickly determine whether the virus scanner is on, how well the virus scanner is working, and what files extensions are scanned and not scanned.
Setting and resetting the request timeout for a virus scan
You can change how long Data ONTAP should wait for a virus scan to finish before requesting the status of the scan. You might need to do this when you have a slow network or your virus scanner is slow, and you want to avoid the scan request from timing out prematurely.