Customizing Auto-Protect for Windows clients

You might want to customize Auto-Protect settings for Windows clients.
  1. To configure Auto-Protect for Windows clients
  2. In the console, open a Virus and Spyware Protection policy.
  3. Under
    Windows Settings
    , under
    Protection Technology
    , click
    Auto-Protect
    .
  4. On the
    Scan Details
    tab, make sure that
    Enable Auto-Protect
    is checked.
    If you disable Auto-Protect, Download Insight cannot function even if it is enabled.
  5. Under
    Scanning
    , under
    File types
    , select one of the following options:
    • Scan all files
      This option is the default and is the most secure option.
    • Scan only selected extensions
      You can improve scan performance by selecting this option, however, you might decrease the protection on your computer.
  6. Under
    Additional options
    , check or uncheck
    Scan for security risks
    .
  7. Click
    Advanced Scanning and Monitoring
    to change options for the actions that trigger Auto-Protect scans and how Auto-Protect handles scans of floppy disks.
  8. Click
    OK
    .
  9. Under
    Network Settings
    , check or uncheck
    Scan files on remote computers
    to enable or disable Auto-Protect scans of network files.
    By default, Auto-Protect scans files on remote computers only when the files are executed.
    You might want to disable network scanning to improve scan and computer performance.
  10. When file scans on remote computers is enabled, click
    Network Settings
    to modify network scanning options.
  11. In the
    Network Settings
    dialog box, do any of the following actions:
    • Enable or disable Auto-Protect to trust files on the remote computers that run Auto-Protect.
    • Configure network cache options for Auto-Protect scans.
  12. Click
    OK
    .
  13. On the
    Actions
    tab, set any of the options.
    You can also set remediation options for Auto-Protect.
  14. On the
    Notifications
    tab, set any of the notification options.
  15. On the
    Advanced
    tab, set any of the following options:
    • Startup and shutdown
    • Reload options
  16. Under
    Additional Options
    , click
    File Cache
    or
    Risk Tracer
    .
  17. Configure the file cache or Risk Tracer settings, and then click
    OK
    .
  18. If you are finished with the configuration for this policy, click
    OK
    .