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SEP 11 USB Auto Scan

Created: 17 Aug 2012 | 4 comments

I'm new to this forum.......I've read some old posts ref auto scanning when usb is inserted, if I understand correctly this was not an option in earlier versions of SEP 11......has anything change in newer versions; can SEP 11/12 be configured to start a scan as soon as a usb is inserted........if not, is their any other way to make this happen?


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Jackie007's picture

check this link

Auto Scan once USB plugged in

applied for sep 11 & SEP 12

Check this fourms.


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Jackie007's picture

hi thekid22 ,

have you recievd check above comments ?


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ᗺrian's picture

SEP 11.x/12.1 will not auto scan when a USB is inserted. 

However, once the USB is accessed, SEP will scan. If the drive is mounted during a scheduled scan, it will also be scanned. Auto-protect will still scan anything on the USB if the files are read/modified, etc.

You could create a custom scan that you manually need to kickoff once a USB is inserted.

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Fabiano.Pessoa's picture


Actually the correct and perform a scan on the system along with their USBs whenever possible.
Even though he scans automatically so you should realize that putting the pc always as heuristic
if you know the source of this USB recommend putting off your network and inspecionalo so not to run an exploit on how social engineering attacks


Fabiano Pessoa

Systems Analyst - Forensic Expert