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How to scan a specific directory for malware (Imunify360)

It is possible to scan a specific directory for malware. Go to Malware Scanner page and choose Scan tab. Then proceed the following steps:


  1. Enter a folder name you need to scan in the Folder to scan field. Start typing with the slash /.

    It is possible to use Advanced Settings:

    • Filename mask. It allows to set file type for scanning (for example, *.php – all the files with extension php). Default setting is * which means all files without restriction.
    • Ignore mask. It allows to set file type to ignore (for example, *.html – will ignore all file with extension html).
    • CPU consumption. Defines the CPU consumption for scanning without decreasing efficiency: * from Low to High.
    • I/O consumption. Defines the I/O consumption for scanning without decreasing efficiency: * from Low to High.
    • Follow symlinks. Follow all symlinks within the folder to scan.



NOTE: If Imunify360 4.6+ is running on CloudLinux OS, LVE is used to manage scan intensity. If it is 

            running on other operating systems, “nice” is used to control CPU and “ionice” is used when                the I/O scheduler is CFQ.



  1. Click Start.

At the top right corner Malware Scanner progress and status are displayed:

  • Scanner is stopped – means that there is no scanning process running.
  • Scanning…% – means that the scanner is working at the moment. A percentage displays the scanning progress. You can also see the scanning status beneath the Mask or Advanced options.

After Malware Scanner stops on-demand scanning you will see the results in the table below with the following information:

  • Date – the date when the scanning process was started.
  • Path – the name of the folder that was scanned.
  • Total files – the total number of files scanned.
  • Result – the result of scanning.
  • Actions – click icon in this column to perform particular action.


To review and manage malicious files go to the Files tab described below.

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