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Can I run a discreet scan without the users knowledge?

Created: 22 Apr 2013 • Updated: 22 Apr 2013 | 7 comments
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I need to run a scan on a user's PC without them knowing (yes they are logged in).  Is this possible?

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes, You can run an "Administrators on- Demand" scan by simply right clicking on the client under group of SEPM and click on "Run command on Computers" and then click on "SCAN" OR "Update Content and Scan"

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Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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.Brian's picture

Yes, on the Clients page, select the group the PC is in and right click on it. Select "Run Command on Computers" and select Scan. Select the Scan you want to run and click OK.

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MzSolo's picture

When I do the Run Command on computers  - will the person I'm scanning KNOW I'm scanning his PC?  will they get the pop up scan window or something or will it happen in the background without user knowledge?

The main issue the the user CANNOT know the scanning is going on.....thx

thanks

.Brian's picture

In the Scan Progress Options menu in the AV policy, if you have it set to "Do not show scan progress" then they should not see it.

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SOLUTION
Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

No, the Users would not be able to see the Scan running in case the correct policies within the SEPM AV/AS policies are set.

Check this Screenshot:

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Hope that helps!!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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hforman's picture

It bactually depends on how smart the users are.  If they can get to the Task Manager and see the Symantec processes running high on CPU they can take a guess.