Enterprise Software Thread, Force scan USB pen drives with Sophos in Technical; Hi guys,
The IT coordinator at one of my schools got some viruses on her computer and they have come ...
9th January 2014, 10:57 AM #1
Force scan USB pen drives with Sophos
The IT coordinator at one of my schools got some viruses on her computer and they have come from a pen drive, but not hers.
I am running Sophos Enterprise Console 5.2 on the server and Endpoint version 10 on the clients. Is there a way to set Sophos to scan removable USB devices?
I'm currently thinking that disabling autorun may be a good idea at the moment also.
9th January 2014, 11:08 AM #2
Just an update, which might help others in this situation...
Changed the following group policies:
Computer Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | AutoPlay Policies
Turn off Autopay - enabled, turn off autoplay on: all drives
Default behavior for AutoRun - enabled, do not execute any autorun commands.
9th January 2014, 11:51 AM #3
I've set this for years for this exact reason. There are many viruses which exploit the autorun/autoplay function. Disabling it stops even infected memory sticks from spreading it across the network.
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