On-Demand Scanner - Scanning report

The scanning report is an output of the On-Demand Scanner. It is saved in the XML format in the report.htm file in the docs directory in the installation directory. Besides this file there are files report.css, report.xsl and the img directory. If you want to save the Report for a future use, you have to copy all these files, not only the XML file.

The scanning report is created as an output of every On-Demand scanning. Since the reports would cumulate uselessly, the file report.htm is always rewritten with the last test's result and it is up to the user to save the "interesting" reports. If you want to save the output of the last test, you have to backup this file latest before finishing the following test by the Close button, otherwise the previous contents of this file will be lost.

The report can be divided into some basic parts:

  • header
  • test parameters
  • results
  • statistics

Description of particular protocol sections:

The Header section contains the information about the time and date of scanning.

The test parameters section says what was scanned, i.e. disk(s) or file(s) separated by semicolon and the scanning parameters defined in the options of the On-Demand Scanner, i.e. which extensions were scanned and so on.

The results section can show the text No infection found. or some of the sections Boot sectors and Files . The Boot sectors section informs you about scanning the boot sectors of individual devices connected to your computer, such as disk, floppy disk or CD mechanics. This section is displayed only if you use the tests of hard disks or removable mechanics. The Files section appears only in case of finding any infection. You get to know which file was infected, which virus attacked it and how the infection was resolved.

The statistics section always contains the Boot sectors and Files sections. The Boot sectors section contains the number of scanned, infected and repaired sectors. The Files section contains the number of scanned, infected, repaired, renamed and deleted files.

Related references

Main page
User's On-Demand Scanner
On-Demand scanning