How Symantec Endpoint Protection handles detections on Windows 8 computers

Article:HOWTO81117  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81117
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How Symantec Endpoint Protection handles detections on Windows 8 computers

Symantec Endpoint Protection protects both the Windows 8 style user interface as well as the Windows 8 desktop. However, actions for the detections that are related to Windows 8 style apps and files function differently than actions for other detections.

The applications that are hosted on the Windows 8 style user interface are implemented in containers that are isolated from other processes in the operating system. Symantec Endpoint Protection does not clean or quarantine any detections that affect Windows 8 style apps or files. For any detections that involve these apps and files, Symantec Endpoint Protection only deletes or logs the detections.

For any detections that are not related to Windows 8 style apps and files, Symantec Endpoint Protection can quarantine and repair the detections and functions as it typically does on any other Windows operating system.

You should keep in mind the difference when setting up actions in Virus and Spyware Protection policy and when you run reports.

See About the pop-up notifications that appear on Windows 8 clients

See How Symantec Endpoint Protection handles detections of viruses and security risks


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