Customizing Auto-Protect for Mac clients

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Customizing Auto-Protect for Mac clients

You might want to customize Auto-Protect settings for the clients that run on Mac computers.

To customize Auto-Protect for Mac clients

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

  2. Under Mac Settings, under Protection Technology, click File System Auto-Protect.

  3. At the top of the Scan Details tab, click the lock icon to lock or unlock all settings.

  4. Check or uncheck any of the following options:

    • Enable File System Auto-Protect

    • Automatically repair infected files

    • Quarantine files that cannot be repaired

    • Scan compressed files

  5. Under General Scan Details, specify the files that Auto-Protect scans.


    To exclude files from the scan, you must select Scan everywhere except in specified folders, and then add an Exceptions policy to specify the files to exclude.

    See Excluding a file or a folder from scans.

  6. Under Scan Mounted Disk Details, check or uncheck any of the available options.

  7. On the Notifications tab, set any of the notification options, and then click OK.

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

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

See Managing the virus and spyware notifications that appear on client computers.

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