Customizing virus and spyware scans

You can customize options for administrator-defined scans (scheduled and on-demand scans) that run on the devices in your environment. You can also customize options for Auto-Protect.
Customizing virus and spyware scans on Windows computers
Task
Description
Customize Auto-Protect settings
You can customize Auto-Protect in many ways, including the configuration for the following settings:
  • The types of files that Auto-Protect scans
  • The actions that Auto-Protect takes when it makes a detection
  • The user notifications for Auto-Protect detections
You can also enable the
Scan Results
dialog for Auto-Protect scans of the file system. See:
Customize administrator-defined scans
You can customize the following types of options for scheduled and on-demand scans.
  • Compressed files
  • Tuning options
  • Advanced schedule options
  • User notifications about detections
For more information, see:
You can also customize scan actions.
Adjust ELAM settings
You might want to enable or disable
Symantec Endpoint Protection
early launch anti-malware (ELAM) detection if you think ELAM is affecting your computers' performance. Or you might want to override the default detection setting if you get many false positive ELAM detections. See:
Adjust Download Insight settings
You might want to adjust the malicious file sensitivity to increase or decrease the number of detections. You can also modify actions for detections and user notifications for detections. See:
Customize scan actions
You can change the action that
Symantec Endpoint Protection
takes when it makes a detection. See:
Customize global scan settings
You might want to customize global scan settings to increase or decrease the protection on your client computers. See:
Customize miscellaneous options for Virus and Spyware Protection
You can specify the types of risk events that clients send to
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
. See:
Customizing virus and spyware scans on Mac computers
Task
Description
Customize Auto-Protect
You can customize Auto-Protect settings for the clients that run on Mac computers. See:
Customize administrator-defined scans
You can customize common settings and notifications as well as scan priority.
You can also enable a warning to alert the user when definitions are out-of-date. See:
Customize global scan options
You can specify the files or folders that you want Auto-Protect, scheduled scans, and manual scans to scan. See:
Customizing virus and spyware scans on Linux computers
Task
Description
Customize Auto-Protect settings
You can customize Auto-Protect in many ways, including the configuration for the following settings:
  • The types of files that Auto-Protect scans
  • The actions that Auto-Protect takes when it makes a detection
    As of 14.3 RU1, configuring the actions for detections is deprecated for the Linux client.
  • The user notifications for Auto-Protect detections
You can also enable or disable the
Scan Results
dialog for Auto-Protect scans of the file system. See:
Customize administrator-defined scans
You can customize the following types of options for scheduled and on-demand scans.
  • File and folder types
  • Compressed files
  • Security risks
  • Scheduling options
  • Actions for detections
    As of 14.3 RU1, configuring the actions for detections is deprecated for the Linux client.
  • User notifications
Customize scan actions
(deprecated as of 14.3 RU1)
You can change the action that
Symantec Endpoint Protection
takes when it makes a detection. See:
Customize miscellaneous options for Virus and Spyware Protection
(deprecated as of 14.3 RU1)
You can specify the types of risk events that clients send to
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
. See:
More information