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Auto pen drive scan in sep

Created: 19 May 2012 • Updated: 23 May 2012 | 13 comments
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how to active auto pen drive scaning.

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W007's picture


Check this forums.

Pen Drive Auto Scan Feature not available in SEP.

Check this forums.

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Mick2009's picture

You may wish to lend your support to this proposed enhanement request:

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SameerU's picture

Pen drive auto scan feature is not available in SEP


AravindKM's picture

The File System Auto-Protect scan is the only type which would automatically scan a USB drive connected to the system. This type of scan, by default, would only run when a file is accessed or modified (scans the files when they are written, opened, moved, copied, or run).

This means that if any infections/threats present on the USB drive attempt to access or modify any of the content on the system it would be detected. The detection mechanism within File System Auto-Protect ensures safety from threats present on the USB drives.

Symantec Antivirus does not currently run an automatic System Scan on the contents of flash drives when they are first plugged in. A manual scan on the contents of a flash drive can be initiated by right-clicking on the drive in My Computer and choosing Scan for Viruses.

Have a look at this KB

Please don't forget to mark your thread solved with whatever answer helped you : ) Thanks & Regards Aravind

guru_1's picture

thanks all of you



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diabolicus23's picture

I think (at least in SEP 11, don't know in other versions) this features is available only for MAC (see the picture).

pete_4u2002's picture

this is talking about the Auto protect scan not full scan. it will NOT scan all the files on the the mounted disk as soon it is mounted. The AP feature will scan the files when accessed.

This feature is present for windows as well.

diabolicus23's picture

You said this feature exists for Windows too. you mean in SEP 12.1? Because I don't have it in SEP 11.

Sorry for my mismatch Autoscan - Full protect.

pete_4u2002's picture

yes it AP feature is present in SEP 11 , SEP 12

diabolicus23's picture

How could I enable this function for Win? I don't find the setting in Windows section for antivirus and antispyware.