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Szabina Korga | 2022.11.10. |
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A Remodeled Blazing Fast Malware Scanner Has Arrived

Our cutting-edge malware scanner was already considered outstanding on the market. However, thanks to the new development, users can now scan their servers up to 90% faster than before. This means you can catch even more malicious software in a timely manner, including the latest threats. 

How does the new functionality work?

The remodeled scanner works by first running a quick scan of the customer’s server.

It scans for obvious signs of malware and takes significantly less time than a deep scan. Then the scanner automatically moves on to the deep scan. In case, there is any malicious software, the scanner will quarantine the infected file(s) and notify the owner of the server so that they can take appropriate action. 

This two-phase approach ensures that the server is thoroughly scanned for malware without taking up too much time and energy.

Enabling/Disabling the Automatic Deep Scan

Users, of course, are allowed to enable or disable the automatic deep scan in the config file. 

To do this, you can simply edit the config file and use the enable_deep_scan variant. However, this will soon only be a click on the unified dashboard. By default, the deep scan will automatically start after the quick scan has finished. If the customer wishes to disable it, then only the quick scan will run, and the deep scan needs to be started manually afterward if necessary. 

Some things were added, something was removed…

There were also some UI changes on the dashboard, making the benefits more visible and the malware hunt more enjoyable. For example, the old scanner chart has been removed, and on the renewed one, it is now easy to see how incredibly fast the scan goes through the files searching for malware.

What is the purpose of this development?

Our primary purpose is to make the internet a safer place. 

Having this ambition drives us in the direction of constant maintenance, even when the product looks final and works flawlessly. There is always room for development when it comes to server security.
Therefore, we also created some educational content for you. From now on, you can watch tutorial videos on their YouTube channel and take Udemy courses so that everyone will be aware of online threats and how to prevent them with BitNinja. 

Conclusion

Now that we have a remodeled, super-fast malware scanner, the scanning time has been reduced by up to 90%. The new two-phase approach—Quick Scan followed by Deep Scan—is designed to give server owners and hosting providers peace of mind knowing that their server is thoroughly protected from malware without taking up too much of their time. 

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