Modifying global scan settings for Windows clients

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Modifying global scan settings for Windows clients

You can customize global settings for the scans that run on Windows client computers. You might want to modify these options to increase security on your client computers.


If you increase the protection on your client computers by modifying these options, you might affect client computer performance.

See Managing scans on client computers

See Customizing the virus and spyware scans that run on Windows computers

To modify global scan settings for Windows clients

  1. In the console, open a Virus and Spyware Protection policy.

  2. Under Windows Settings, click Global Scan Options.

  3. Configure any of the following options:


    Insight allows scans to skip the files that Symantec trusts as good (more secure) or that the community trusts as good (less secure).


    Bloodhound isolates and locates the logical regions of a file to detect a high percentage of unknown viruses. Bloodhound then analyzes the program logic for virus-like behavior. You can specify the level of sensitivity for detection.

    Password for mapped network drives

    Specifies whether or not clients prompt users for a password when the client scans network drives.

  4. Click OK.

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