Force autoscan of USB thumb drives via group policy.

Posted on 2016-08-17
Last Modified: 2016-09-20
I don't want to disable the usb drives - I just need a way to force the scan so that the user cannot cancel and then open the files.
Question by:KRS12
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by:David Atkin
ID: 41760193
Scan for what?  Virus's/Errors/certain files?

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ID: 41772056
I need my to scan for viruses.

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ID: 41772957
Is this possible via group policy or a registry setting?
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by:David Atkin
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you should be able to set this in your anti-virus depending on which one you have.  which anti-virus are you currently using?

Author Comment

ID: 41774669
Currently we use a monitoring tool for our computer NCentral.  I could not find a way through this to do so. But the AV is Security Manager AV Defender.
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David Atkin earned 500 total points
ID: 41776119
I've not had any dealings with that AV unfortunately. It may be worth opening a ticket with the creators to confirm with them.  I can't find a great deal of documentation for it.

My AV of choice is ESET Endpoint Security - I know this has the option for scanning.

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ID: 41806932
Thank you, he was correct

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