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Pen drive scan

Created: 18 Apr 2012 • Updated: 18 Apr 2012 | 6 comments

how can i manage the usb pen drive scan when we connect the pen drive .

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W007's picture

On Windows SEP will only scan the USB/DVD if autoplay is enabled or if the files are accessed or modified..that too it will not run a full scan on will only scan the files that are being read by the system memory

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pete_4u2002'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.

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Beppe's picture

Hi Harish,

may you mark the post which better answered you as solution?



SameerU's picture

Auto pen drive scan not available


W007's picture


have you received the solution ?

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