About specifying the antivirus scanning mode for C-based command-line scanner
The -mode option lets you override the default antivirus scanning mode for the command-line scanner. The default scanning mode is scanrepairdelete. Symantec Protection Engine tries to repair infected files. Files that cannot be repaired are deleted.
You do not need to specify an antivirus scanning mode to use the default setting. Scanrepairdelete is the recommended setting.
To override the default antivirus scanning mode, you can specify one of the following scanning modes using the -mode option:
Files are scanned, but no repair is tried. Infected files are not deleted.
Symantec Protection Engine tries to repair infected files. Files that cannot be repaired are not deleted.
When files are sent to Symantec Protection Engine using the command-line scanner, the command-line scanning mode overrides the scan policy configuration on Symantec Protection Engine. This override includes scanning the files that are embedded in container files. If you do not specify a scanning mode using the -mode option, the default setting (scanrepairdelete) applies.