Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Force scanning of USB "thumb drives"

Force scanning of USB "thumb drives"

Force scanning of USB "thumb drives"

How can I configure Norton so when I plug in a USB thumb/flash drive, it automatically begins a scan of the USB drive --- or at least the files that the user is attempting to open?  I used to get an option to scan - now it doesn't even prompt me to scan at all.

How can I force a scan everytime?


RE: Force scanning of USB "thumb drives"

SEP already checks files on access. If you plug in a 120GB USB drive you'd probably notice your computer chugging along forever while scanning files. I wouldn't recommend that.

A better way would be to disable autorun on any removeable drives using a GPO.

(Wait, are we talking SEP here or consumer-oriented products? I know nothing about the latter.)

RE: Force scanning of USB "thumb drives"

I own (and am asking about) Norton Internet Security 2010.


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close