You can send files to Symantec Protection Engine by using the command-line scanner. You can run this tool from the computer on which Symantec Protection Engine is running or from a different computer. You can send files from a computer with a different operating system than the computer on which Symantec Protection Engine is installed.
To use the command-line scanner, you must select ICAP as the communication protocol for Symantec Protection Engine.
Because files are sent to Symantec Protection Engine for scanning, you can only specify files or directories for which you have the appropriate permissions. To send files, you must have read access to the files. To repair (replace) or delete files, you must have permission to modify or delete files. You must also have access to the directory where the files are located.
If you send files from the same computer on which Symantec Protection Engine runs, you do not need to install any additional files for the command-line scanner. The appropriate files are installed automatically during the installation of Symantec Protection Engine.
You can use the command-line scanner to submit files for scanning from a computer that does not have Symantec Protection Engine installed. You must copy the command-line scanner files to the computer.
The ssecls files are organized into subdirectories by operating system. Use the files for the operating system of the computer from which you want to submit files for scanning.
Follow these procedures to set up a computer to submit files for scanning from a computer that does not have Symantec Protection Engine installed.
To set up a computer to submit files for scanning
Obtain copies of the command-line scanner files from one of the following locations:
In the Symantec Protection Engine.zip file, in the top-level Command_Line_Scanner directory.
On the computer on which Symantec Protection Engine is installed, in the Symantec Protection Engine installation directory, in the ssecls subdirectory (Linux/Solaris) or CmdLineScanner subdirectory (Windows).
Copy the entire contents of the directory for the appropriate operating system.
On the computer from which you want to submit files for scanning, place the files in a directory location that is in the command prompt path.
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