11-03-2010 07:07 PM
From the manual for sweep:
-all Scan all files, regardless of filename extension
ENGINE CONTROL OPTIONS
-f Do full scan
-q Do quick scan - not full scan
What's the difference between scanning all files, and a full scan?
In what ways is a quick scan quicker?
11-03-2010 07:44 PM - edited 11-03-2010 07:50 PM
Some antivirus products skip scanning certain files on the basis of their file extension, if they have file extensions that indicate they are non executable files. It seems like the -all option pertains to this.
The quick and full scan options on the otherhand will change the areas that the scanner will look.
In summary, full vs quick changes LOCATION scanned.
"-all" changes makes ALL file TYPES get scanned regardless of whether they appear to be executable or not.
It seems like if you don't pick "-all" it will ignore files that aren't executable / infectable.
11-04-2010 03:24 AM
Yes that's correct. In a nutshell,
Hope this helps clarify.
11-06-2010 11:41 PM