Files with detections - actual number of files with detections.
File detections - Actual number of infected files found.
That sounds a little weird, so here's two examples to help explain:
- An Infected exe file is scanned. 1 files with detections. 1 File detection,
- A zip file containing two infected files is scanned. 1 Files with detections, 2 file detections.
Hope that helps.
Another possiblity could be that "file detections" mean the unwanted files that are discovered, either individually or within compressed files.
What do you think?
My example was using real viruses, so that explanation wouldn't be valid in that case.
Perhaps there is an official answer tucked away somewhere!