Customizing the virus and spyware scans that run on Windows computers

Article:HOWTO80963  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80963
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Customizing the virus and spyware scans that run on Windows computers

You can customize options for administrator-defined scans (scheduled and on-demand scans) that run on Windows computers. You can also customize options for Auto-Protect.

Table: Customizing virus and spyware scans on Windows computers

Task

Description

Customize Auto-Protect settings

You can customize Auto-Protect in many ways, including the configuration for the following settings:

  • The types of files that Auto-Protect scans

  • The actions that Auto-Protect takes when it makes a detection

  • The user notifications for Auto-Protect detections

You can also enable or disable the Scan Results dialog for Auto-Protect scans of the file system.

See Customizing Auto-Protect for Windows clients.

See Customizing Auto-Protect for email scans on Windows computers.

Customize administrator-defined scans

You can customize the following types of options for scheduled and on-demand scans.

  • Compressed files

  • Tuning options

  • Insight Lookup

  • Advanced schedule options

  • User notifications about detections

See Customizing administrator-defined scans for clients that run on Windows computers.

You can also customize scan actions.

Adjust ELAM settings

You might want to enable or disable Symantec Endpoint Protection early launch anti-malware (ELAM) detection if you think ELAM is affecting your computers' performance. Or you might want to override the default detection setting if you get many false positive ELAM detections.

See Managing early launch anti-malware (ELAM) detections.

Adjust Download Insight settings

You might want to adjust the malicious file sensitivity to increase or decrease the number of detections. You can also modify actions for detections and user notifications for detections.

See Customizing Download Insight settings.

Customize scan actions

You can change the action that Symantec Endpoint Protection takes when it makes a detection.

See Changing the action that Symantec Endpoint Protection takes when it makes a detection.

Customize global scan settings

You might want to customize global scan settings to increase or decrease the protection on your client computers.

See Modifying global scan settings for Windows clients.

Customize miscellaneous options for Virus and Spyware Protection

You can specify the types of risk events that clients send to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You can also adjust how Symantec Endpoint Protection interacts with Windows Security Center.

See Modifying miscellaneous settings for Virus and Spyware Protection on Windows computers.

See How Symantec Endpoint Protection interacts with Windows Security Center.

See Managing scans on client computers


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