This topic compares the virus blocking feature and the antivirus feature.

Feature Entry point in the console How it works Description Detection range Solution Scan method Scan cycle Virus types that can be detected
Virus blocking In the left-side navigation pane of the Security Center console, click Settings. On the page that appears, find the Proactive Defense section. If virus programs start, Security Center collects process files. The backend engine returns the detection results. If you enable automatic quarantine, Security Center automatically terminates malicious processes to prevent virus intrusion.

The feature detects virus programs when the programs start.

After you enable virus blocking, Security Center automatically quarantines common viruses and displays quarantine records on the Alerts page. After you disable virus blocking, Security Center only sends alerts to you if viruses are detected on your servers. The viruses are not automatically quarantined, and you must manually handle them on the Alerts page.
Note Security Center does not automatically quarantine computer viruses. Computer viruses jeopardize system processes. If system processes are unexpectedly terminated, risks on system stability arise. You must manually handle computer viruses.
Virus programs Clean up virus samples. Automatic scan in real time. This feature is enabled in the paid editions of Security Center by default. Real time The virus blocking feature and the antivirus feature can detect the following types of viruses:
  • Ransomware
  • Mining programs
  • DDoS trojans
  • Trojan programs
  • Backdoor programs
  • Malicious programs
  • High-risk programs
  • Worms
  • Suspicious programs
  • Self-mutating trojans
Antivirus In the left-side navigation pane of the Security Center console, choose Defense > Anti-Virus. Security Center runs a full scan on the running services and scheduled tasks of your servers. Security Center detects started virus programs, scheduled tasks, and malicious download sources. Security Center removes detected malicious files and viruses to prevent virus from restarting.

The feature detects virus programs after the programs start.

On the Anti-Virus page, you can manually scan your servers based on your business requirements. After the servers are scanned, detected viruses are displayed in the result list. You must manually handle the viruses. Virus programs, scheduled tasks, and malicious download sources Remove virus samples, scheduled tasks, and malicious download sources. Manual scan Not real-time