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Automatic Scan of removable media

Hi,

Is there a way of automatically scanning removable media when attached to a PC? We had an outbreak of conficker a few months back (don't want to go through that again!) and are still getting the odd memory stick attached by teachers that has conficker on. I'd be a lot happier if all memory sticks/USB hard drives were fully scanned each time they were attached!

I am also trying to educate staff to ensure their home PCs are fully protected!

edit - useful info.. We're running Enterprise console 4 and Endpoint security 9

Thanks,

Joe

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  • KarimK wrote:

    How about this as a suggestion. an option to force a background scan (With all the usual exception rules provision) on a drive if an "on access" detection occurrs.


    Some pretty good points raised so far in this discussion, but the suggestion above seems pretty good to me.  Most of our virus alerts (almost all of them in fact!) come from flash drives that have been used during field trips in far off countries and the option to force a full scan after an on-access detection would be useful.  Maybe even integrate a desktop alert into it asking the user not to remove the device until scanning has completed?  If the device was removed before the automatic scan had completed, then perhaps this could trigger an alert in Enterprise Console?

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  • KarimK wrote:

    How about this as a suggestion. an option to force a background scan (With all the usual exception rules provision) on a drive if an "on access" detection occurrs.


    Some pretty good points raised so far in this discussion, but the suggestion above seems pretty good to me.  Most of our virus alerts (almost all of them in fact!) come from flash drives that have been used during field trips in far off countries and the option to force a full scan after an on-access detection would be useful.  Maybe even integrate a desktop alert into it asking the user not to remove the device until scanning has completed?  If the device was removed before the automatic scan had completed, then perhaps this could trigger an alert in Enterprise Console?

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