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Initiate scan via commandline

Hi!

Is it possible to run scan certain file from command line?

Something similar to Windows Defender command:

"%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" -Scan -ScanType 3 -File "e:\Issues\myfile" -DisableRemediation

 

Thank you!

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Re: Initiate scan via commandline

Hi @RuslanP 

Please let us know the McAfee product that is installed on your computer

Regards,

Siddhartha.R

Re: Initiate scan via commandline

McAfee® Total Protection

Version: 16.0

Release Name: 16.0 R20

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Re: Initiate scan via commandline

Hello @RuslanP 

Thanks for providing the information.

Use the below command to get into the command line scanner location:

cd C:\ Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\

 

Use any of the below command as required:

For full scan:

mfeODS.exe /FULL

 

For a custom location scan:

mfeODS.exe <location>

Ex:- mfeODS.exe D:\McAfee\

 

For more information on scanning options:

mfeODS.exe /HELP

 

Note:

Please ensure you command prompt is opened as Administrator.

 

Regards,
Karthik K

 

Re: Initiate scan via commandline

@Karthik_KThank you for answer!

I have tried the command you provided but faced with problem that scan couldn't be started:

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.1006]
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C:\Windows\system32>cd "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\"

C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV>mfeODS.exe c:\Temp\AMSI_Test.exe
Started scanning...
Scanning is completed...
100% Complete Scanned: 1 Found: 0 Resolved: 0
Scanning cannot be started. Restart your system and try again.
If the problem persists, contact customer care.

C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV>

I restarted my system and ran CMD as Administrator but got the same error.

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Re: Initiate scan via commandline

Hello @RuslanP 

Please give me some time, Let me check and get back to you.

Regards,
Karthik K

 

 

Re: Initiate scan via commandline

Hi @Karthik_K !

It seems that I have found out the reason of the error.

I try to scan a certain file - not a folder.

Based on help from "mfeODS /?" there is no option for file scan.

So, I repeat my question - Is it possible to scan certain file, not a folder maybe with an another utility?

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