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Does Auto Protect Scan Files Introduced by Automated Processes?

Created: 07 Aug 2014 | 6 comments

Hi all,

I understand the functionality of Auto Protect and how it scans files when a user accesses, moves, and creates files. Does Auto Protect do the same thing with files created, moved, downloaded, etc. that we introduced by an automated process? This could be a script, a service, or application performing a function.

We have some servers that are experiencing file corruption issues and are trying to determine if Auto Protect could be the issue. On these servers, there are no schedule scans occuring so we can remove that from the equation.

Best Regards,

Landmissle

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Brɨan's picture

It should function the same way, yes.

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Rafeeq's picture

It runs under System account and scans whenever a file is modified / User / Account

landmissle's picture

Speaking of Auto Protect. Is there an easy way to log the files auto protect scans?

I've followed the steps described here;

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

However, the log file doesn't appear to show the file names and locations that auto protect scans.

Going into the SEP GUI and selecting the option in SEP under Antivirus and Antispyware Protection >> Options >> View File System Auto-Protect Statistics doesn't provide much help as it only list the very last (at the time) fine scanned.

Best Regards,

Landmissle

Brɨan's picture

vpdebug is the only way

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Rafeeq's picture

that is only for scheduled and manual scans.

However If you keep the SEP client console open, it would tell you what its scanning but I was never able to find out where it logs.

Manipillai's picture

Hi,

Yes it should

Title: Specifying how Symantec Endpoint Protection handles an application that scans detect or that users download
Article:HOWTO55210
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55210

Also use this to avaid slowness

Title: Excluding a trusted Web domain from scans
Article:HOWTO55211
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55211

>MK

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