How do the different content detection engines work?

Scanii is a content detection service capable of detecting a variety of content depending on the detection engine enabled. Content detection engines can be enabled (and disabled) on a per API key basis giving you a large amount of configuration options.

Malware

Our malware detection engine is scanii's original detection engine and has evolved considerably over the years. We believe that our detection rate is as good as our commercial competitors' but our performance and ease-of-use is unmatched. With that said, we encourage all of our customers to not take our word for it but, instead, to create a free scanii account and try it for themselves.

Other items to keep in mind:

  • If the file you send us for processing is an archive (Zip, Gzip, RAR, etc) we will expand/decompress and analyze the contents individually as long as the archive is not password protected
  • Our malware engine is a meta engine that utilizes multiple distinct malware detection engines/products in order to increase overall accuracy

Limits

  • All file types supported
  • Max single file practical limit < 2GB

NSFW Image

NSFW stands for "not safe for work" and NSFW Image is a brand new custom content detection engine designed from the ground up to utilize the lastest in artificial intelligence and computer vision to detect adult, offensive or otherwise inappropriate images.

Worried about inappropriate images being accidentally shared by your users? Turn this detection engine on and say goodbye to that risk.

Limits

  • Supported file types: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, WEBP, CRW and ICO
  • Max single file practical limit 4MB
  • Recommended image size: at least 640x480

NSFW Language

NSFW language detection allow you to detect profane, offensive or otherwise inappropriate language across virtually all files types including images, that's right, you can send us phone camera image of a document containing adult language and it will be detected accordingly - oh and we forgot to mention that this detection works across 23 languages.

NSFW language database is open source, utilities the amazing open source YARA format and is available at https://github.com/uvasoftware/yara-language-nsfw.

Limits

  • All file types supported
  • Max single file practical limit < 1GB
  • No handwritten text support

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