Configuring the File Threat Protection component on Windows devices

17 May 2024

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The File Threat Protection component allows you to avoid infecting the file system on your computer and protects the computer's file system in real time by intercepting and analyzing attempts to access files. By default, this component starts when the security application is started on the device. File Threat Protection permanently resides in the computer's RAM and scans all files that are opened, saved, and run on the computer and on all connected drives. File Threat Protection intercepts every attempt to gain access to a file and scans that file for malware.

To configure the File Threat Protection component on Windows devices:

  1. Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console.
  2. Select the Security managementSecurity profiles section.

    The Security profiles section contains a list of security profiles configured in Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud.

  3. In the list, select the security profile for the devices on which you want to configure the File Threat Protection component.
  4. Click the link with the profile name to open the security profile properties window.

    The security profile properties window displays settings available for all devices.

  5. In the Windows group, select the Security settings section.
  6. Switch the toggle button to File Threat Protection is enabled.
  7. Click the Settings link below the File Threat Protection is enabled toggle button.

    The File Threat Protection component settings page opens.

  8. In the Security level section, select the security level that meets your requirements for device protection.

    The settings of the security level selected will be displayed under the list of levels.

  9. If necessary, under Network drives scan, specify whether the protection scope must include network drives.

    By default, network drives are included into the protection scope. For example, you may want to exclude them for the following reasons:

    • To decrease the time that scanning takes. Scanning network drives in addition to hard drives and removable drives takes extra time that you may want to save.
    • To decrease redundancy of File Threat Protection. If network drives are included into the protection scope, they are scanned together with every device that uses them. Also, if a Kaspersky security application is installed on a server to which these network drives are connected, these drives are also scanned as local drives of this server.
  10. Click the Save button.

After the security profile is applied, the File Threat Protection component is enabled on Windows devices. This component scans Windows devices according to the settings defined.

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