This topic describes the differences between virus blocking and the anti-virus feature.

Feature Entry Principle Description Scan method Scan cycle Virus types that can be detected
Virus blocking In the left-side navigation pane, choose Settings > General. Before virus programs start, detects and blocks them to prevent virus intrusion.

Detection time: before virus programs start.

After you enable virus blocking, Security Center automatically quarantines common viruses and displays quarantine records on the Alerts page. If virus blocking is disabled, Security Center only sends alerts to you if viruses are detected on your servers. The viruses are not automatically quarantined and you must handle them on the Alerts page. Automatic scan in real time if virus blocking is enabled. Real-time The same. Both can detect the following types of viruses.
  • Ransomware
  • Mining programs
  • DDoS Trojans
  • Trojans
  • Backdoor programs
  • Malicious programs
  • High-risk programs
  • Computer worms
  • Suspicious programs
  • Automatic mutating Trojans
The anti-virus feature In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-Virus. Detects and removes started virus programs, and provides cleaning methods to prevent viruses from causing further damages.

Detection time: after virus programs start.

On the Anti-Virus page, you can manually scan your servers as needed. After a scan task is finished, detected viruses are displayed in the result list, and you must handle them manually. Manual scan Not real-time