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    Force scan USB pen drives with Sophos

    Hi guys,

    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.

    Ideas welcome!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    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.
    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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