Malware Detection

Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1, you can use built-in or third-party malware detection methods to scan data of backups created by Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and get information about suspicious activity or infected objects. To learn more about the feature, see the Malware Detection section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.


Consider the following:

  • You cannot check data of backups created by Veeam Agent for Linux, Veeam Agent for Mac, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX or Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris.
  • [For backups of failover clusters] You can exclude only the whole cluster from the malware detection scan, you cannot exclude a single cluster node.

To learn how to scan restore points of a specific backup, see Scanning Backup.


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