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Option to 'Auto-Scan' new USB mass storage devices when connected

Created: 05 Oct 2009 | 9 comments
NickF's picture
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I'd like to be able to force a full scan on any USB device plugged in, preferebly disabling access until scan complete.

I appreciate that many people say this is unnecessary, for a whole variety of reasons, but for various regulatory and contractual reasons, we would find this option very beneficial.
I think the option should be OFF by default, but available if people like me need it.

Nick

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Jeremy Dundon's picture

You can force windows to enumerate all files on a USB drive when it is inserted. This will force AutoProtect to scan the drive, as the files are being accessed. 

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NickF's picture

I take it from the lack of response that you don't know how to force windows to enumerate all files on a USB drive?

Therefore my original requests stands.

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NickF's picture

although this doesn't address the specific requirement, it might be acceptable - if I could figure out how to do it??
Any chance you could impart that info?

nick

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Mick2009's picture

This proposed Idea looks like it corresponds to this earlier enhancement request:

Automatically on-demand AV/AS scan USB devices when plugged in (https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/idea/autom...)

Voters for this thread may wish to add your weight to this existing idea!

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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rjsh0039's picture

HI,

I think we have received this facility next SEPM version

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John Santana's picture

Yes please, that'd be great Idea.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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MFSiD's picture

Is this feature available yet? I have a request from a client they want so manually scan whenever a USB is plugged in on an Unmanaged Client. 

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ThaveshinP's picture

Nope, Symantec refuse to budge as they assum that USB drives would take too long to process.

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ThaveshinP's picture

I would also like the option as all Symantec's competitors are beating them to it. Our customer has requested this 3-4 years ago as well and they are the biggest on the African continent to date.

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