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USB auto scan at connection

  • 9 April 2019
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Userlevel 1
Ability to have the AV software scan when any USB device is plugged into a system

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Userlevel 7
Badge +24
@krissyg, don't forget to vote on your own idea.
Userlevel 3
Badge +10
I asked for this a couple years ago and Webroot support gave me a standalone background service that does this. I'm not sure why it's not a checkbox if they already have the code laying around. Pop it in there!
Userlevel 7
Badge +24
@Dirty_White_Hat that's a great point and I hope it's that easy. However, remember how the code of their software has changed, so they may need to update it to work with the current version and also write the code to include it into the interface. I'm not trying to kill your point, I'm completely behind it and wish they would. I'm just pointing out that it's probably not that simple.
Userlevel 7
Badge +55
There is a USB Shield — Monitors an installed USB flash drive for threats, blocks and removes any threats that it finds. https://docs.webroot.com/us/en/home/wsa_pc_userguide/wsa_pc_userguide.htm#ShieldingYourPC/PCShieldsOverview.htm%3FTocPath%3DShielding%2520Your%2520PC%7C_____1

Types of Shields

SecureAnywhere includes the following types of shields:
  • Realtime Shield — Monitors unknown programs to determine whether or not they contain threats. Blocks known threats from running on your computer that are listed in Webroot’s threat definitions and in our community database. You should never disable this shield.
  • Rootkit Shield — Blocks rootkits from being installed on your computer and removes any that are present.
  • Web Shield — Blocks known threats encountered on the Internet and displays a warning. The Web shield maintains information on more than 200 million URLs and IP addresses to comprise the most accurate and comprehensive data available for classifying content and detecting malicious sites.
  • USB Shield — Monitors an installed USB flash drive for threats, blocks and removes any threats that it finds.
  • Offline Shield — Protects your system from threats while your computer is not connected to the Internet.
  • Script Shield — Protects your system from malicious scripts.

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