Scanning removable drives when they are connected to the computer

Some malicious programs exploit operating system vulnerabilities to replicate themselves via local networks and removable drives. Kaspersky Endpoint Security allows you to scan removable drives that are connected to your computer for viruses and other malware.

To configure scanning of removable drives when they are connected:

  1. In the main application window, click the Settings button.
  2. In the application settings window, select TasksRemovable drives scan.
  3. In the Action on connection of a removable drive drop-down list, select the required action:
    • Do not scan
    • Detailed Scan

      In this mode, Kaspersky Endpoint Security scans all files located on the removable drive, including files within compound objects.

    • Quick Scan

      In this mode, Kaspersky Endpoint Security scans only potentially infectable files, and does not unpack compound objects.

  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you want Kaspersky Endpoint Security to scan only those removable drives whose size does not exceed a specified value, select the Maximum removable drive size check box and specify the value (in megabytes) in the neighboring field.
    • If you want Kaspersky Endpoint Security to scan all removable drives, clear the Maximum removable drive size check box.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • If you want Kaspersky Endpoint Security to display the removable drive scan progress in a separate window, select the Show scan progress check box.

      In the removable drive scan window, the user can stop the scan. To make removable drive scans mandatory and prevent the user from stopping a scan, select the Block the stopping of the scan task check box.

    • If you want Kaspersky Endpoint Security to run a removable drive scan in the background, clear the Show scan progress check box.
  6. To save changes, click the Save button.
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