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From the Help file on the Detection Tab of On Access Scanning
On network drives Scan resources on mapped network drives.
Notes and Tips
Scanning network resources might affect performance.
With that said, If i don't have the network share mapped, but it is just mounted via, say smb sharing, would those files be scanned with any settings, if the files are just accessed on that share, and not copied or downloaded to the local computer.
Could you just throw an AV client on the server sharing the folders?
That way you could keep the network share scanning off since both the users and the server will be protected.
We use off peak scheduled command line scanning of the NAS, as we are also nailed by this configuration. There are dedicated NAS scanning software tools from a few companies but they all apply massive overheads and NAS translation is slow enough already.
1. Will mcafee’s “On-Access Scan” monitor files accessed through a unc path (instead of through a drive map)?
2. How does the “Scan drive maps” setting affect this – e.g. if it does look at unc path file access does it always do this or does it only do this if drive map monitoring is enabled?