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#1 midou1994

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:30 AM

Hi

My Lappy is a Hp 430

Our College has given us the lappy and symantec endpoint protection for free
Now the thing is Symantec does not automatically scan pen drives
Its quite light its not intrusive but the problem is it shows the latest updates 1 day earlier

It tells me the system is up to date i.e. i used Norton at it updates it self after 30 minutes so is symantec endpoint not updating properly

Also it does not automatically scan pen drives
and most suprisingly A threat on a pendrive has to be executed for Symantec endpoint to detect and resolve it.....

Although my system is clean and we are behind the college firewall their is still the problem of pen drive infection

Is their any way to make Symantec Endpoint Auto Scan pendrives or should I change the Antivirus

My college is giving it for free so please don`t ask me to change to one of the paid ones
Midou

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

Here is Symantec's official response to the lack of flashdrive/pendrive auto scanning in their Enterprise Endpoint product.

Does Symantec Endpoint Protection or Symantec Antivirus Scan USB flash drives?

if any infections/threats present on the USB drive attempt to access or modify any of the content on the system it would be detected. The detection mechanism within File System Auto-Protect ensures safety from threats present on the USB drives.


Plus you are able to manually scan after inserting the drive as well.

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#3 midou1994

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:47 AM

What would you do??

I can`t really make a choice but I definitely don`t want ramnit/virut in my system
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:54 AM

ok Well Then I well Keep Endpoint
I think it has a few extra features that some freebie can`t provide
and also Its from Norton which has a good "REPUTATION"
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:27 AM

Hi

My Lappy is a Hp 430

Our College has given us the lappy and symantec endpoint protection for free
Now the thing is Symantec does not automatically scan pen drives
Its quite light its not intrusive but the problem is it shows the latest updates 1 day earlier

It tells me the system is up to date i.e. i used Norton at it updates it self after 30 minutes so is symantec endpoint not updating properly

Also it does not automatically scan pen drives
and most suprisingly A threat on a pendrive has to be executed for Symantec endpoint to detect and resolve it.....

Although my system is clean and we are behind the college firewall their is still the problem of pen drive infection

Is their any way to make Symantec Endpoint Auto Scan pendrives or should I change the Antivirus

My college is giving it for free so please don`t ask me to change to one of the paid ones


There is a problem with auto-scanning a Pen or USB drive. SEP would start the scan, and you would have your system performance drop for as long as it takes to scan the device. The larger the drive, the longer performance is impacted.

What SEP does is detect the threat when it's executed or copied, so there is no performance hit to your system.




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