Configuring the scanning of removable drives when they are connected to a computer

17 May 2024

ID 230871

The File Threat Protection component scans all files that the user runs or copies, even if the file is located on a removable drive. To prevent the spread of malware, you can additionally configure automatic scans of removable drives when they are connected to the computer.

To configure the scanning of removable drives when they are connected to a computer:

  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 scanning of removable drives on connection.
  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 Scan of removable drives is enabled.
  7. Click the Settings link below the Scan of removable drives is enabled toggle button.

    The settings page opens.

  8. Under Scan type, select the scan type:
    • Full scan

      When a removable drive is connected, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows scans all files on the removable drive, including files nested in compound objects, archives, distribution packages, and files in Office formats. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows does not scan files in mail formats or password-protected archives.

    • Quick scan

      When a removable drive is connected, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows scans only files of specific formats that are most vulnerable to infection, and does not unpack compound objects.

  9. If necessary, enable the Block the user from stopping the scan task option.

    If this option is enabled, the user cannot stop the removable drives scan task via the local interface of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows.

  10. If necessary, enable the Specify maximum disk size limit option, and then specify the value.

    You may want to enable this option to decrease the time that is required for scanning.

After the security profile is applied, the scanning of removable drives on connection is configured on Windows devices.

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