How to Scan a File with Avast Antivirus | JSCAPE

Posted by Van Glass on Jun 29, 2018 5:22:29 PM

This custom trigger action performs a virus scan against a file using Avast anti-virus software.


Source code and build instructions


How to scan a file using Avast

Let me now show you how to implement that.


1. Make sure you have already Avast installed in the server

Before creating a custom trigger action, you need to have  Avast anti-virus software installed in the server where JSCAPE MFT Server is running.


2. Create a Trigger for Avast Scan

Login into admin console of JSCAPE MFT Server > Triggers and Click Add to create a Trigger

Give the trigger a Name and then select the File Upload event type from the drop-down list. 



Click Next to Step 2 where a condition can be set to execute the trigger.

If no conditions required Click Next  to proceed. 


The step 3 asks to add an action, Add the action "Avast Virus Scan" from drop down list. If the action not found read the build instructions (Source code and build instructions) .

Click OK to proceed




The Parameters for the action "Avast Virus Scan" are ;

  • Location 
  • Arguments
  • Output Log


As the name indicates, Location is the path where "scan" process is located. Arguments represent the parameters needed for "scan" command line to work. Multiple arguments can be passed using comma separator. In order the scan the file during upload use the parameter as below;




Output log is the file where all scan information will be written.

Click OK to save the settings



 That's it. Now you know how to create a trigger to scan file on upload using Avast.



Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Triggers, Actions, Antivirus