Removable Drives Scan task (Removable_Drives_Scan, ID:16)
Oct 22, 2023
When the Removable Drives Scan task is working, the application scans the connected device and its boot sectors for viruses and other malware. The following removable drives are scanned: CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, flash drives (including USB modems), external hard drives, and floppy disks.
When the Removable Drives Scan task is running, the application monitors connection of removable drives to the device. When a removable drive is connected, the application creates and starts the temporary Scan_Boot_Sectors task of the ODS type with the following setting:
ScanBootSectors=yes. This task cannot be stopped. After the task execution completes, the application automatically deletes the task.
If file scan is configured, the application also starts one or several custom Scan_File tasks of the ODS type with the following setting:
ScanFiles=yes. If necessary, a user with administrator privileges can stop this task.
If you change the Removable Drives Scan task settings, the new values are not applied to the already running Scan_Boot_Sectors and Scan_File tasks. Stopping the Removable Drives Scan task does not stop the Scan_Boot_Sectors and Scan_File tasks that are already running.
Removable Drives Scan is stopped by default. You can start or stop the task at any moment if necessary.
The table describes all available values and the default values of all the settings that you can specify for the Removable Drives Scan task.
Removable Drives Scan task settings
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Enables the scanning of removable drives when they are connected to the device.
This setting does not apply to CD/DVD drives and Blu-ray discs (see the description of the
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Enables the scanning of CD/DVD drives and Blu-ray discs when they are connected to the device.
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Enables the blocking of files on a connected disk during scanning. While scanning boot sectors, files are not blocked.