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How to scan an USB stick

Hello,

I have ePO 4.6 and Virusscan 8.8.

Now I want to configure my clients so that when an USB-stick is put in the PC, it is scanned automatically.

Is this possible?

Thanks in advance

Greetings

Lainkes

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Re: How to scan an USB stick

Hi

There are several arguments against doing this. The medium used is not very fast and scanning its contents may vis likely to slow your computer down considerably. As the contents will still be scanned by the On-Access Scanner when opened, scanning on insertion can be more trouble than it is worth.

In any case, see article KB65663 - McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.x does not scan USB devices upon insertion

Re: How to scan an USB stick

Where can I check these settings on ePo?

Thanks

Lainkes

pwolfe
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Re: How to scan an USB stick

Correct me if I am wrong ....

If you are using OAS (On Access Scanner) these files should be scanned if anything / anyone attempts to read/write/execute from the device.

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Re: How to scan an USB stick

Anything that goes through I/O is seen and scanned by the OAS (unless excluded).

Re: How to scan an USB stick

Is it possible to configure the scan USB devices upon insertion in combination with McAfee device control ?

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Re: How to scan an USB stick

No it is not.

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