Actions tab

Option definitions

Configure which actions to take when a threat or potentially unwanted program is detected.

Option Definition
Settings for Select Workstation or Server from the drop-down list.
Note: This option is only available via ePolicy Orchestrator.
When a threat is found Perform this action first — Select the first action that you want the scanner to take when a threat is detected. Default = Clean attachments.
  • Clean attachments — The scanner tries to remove the threat from the attachment.
  • Prompt for action — Prompt the user for action when a threat is detected. Select this option, then specify which actions users can take under Allowed action in Prompt dialog box.
No secondary action is allowed for this option.
  • Continue scanning — Continue scanning when an attachment with a threat is detected.
No secondary action is allowed for this option.
  • Move attachments to a folder — The scanner moves attachments with potential threats to the designated folder.
  • Delete attachments — The scanner deletes attachments with potential threats as soon as it detects them. For Microsoft Outlook, the email is deleted. For Lotus Notes, the attachment is deleted.
  • Delete mail (for Outlook Scan only) — The scanner deletes mail with potential threats. If you select this option as the primary action, no secondary action is allowed.
If the first action fails, then perform this action — Select the next action you want the scanner to take if the first action fails. Default = Move attachments to a folder.
  • Prompt for action — Prompt the user for action when a threat is detected. Select this option, then specify which actions users can take under Allowed action in Prompt dialog box.
  • Continue scanning — Continue scanning when an attachment with a threat is detected.
  • Move attachments to a folder — The scanner moves attachments with potential threats to the designated folder.
  • Delete attachments — The scanner deletes attachments with potential threats as soon as it detects them. For Microsoft Outlook, the email is deleted. For Lotus Notes, the attachment is deleted.
  • Delete mail (for Outlook Scan only) — The scanner deletes mail with potential threats.
When an unwanted program is found Perform this action first — Select the first action that you want the scanner to take when a potentially unwanted program is detected. Default = Clean attachments.
  • Clean attachments — The scanner tries to remove the threat from the attachment.
  • Prompt for action — Prompt the user for action when a threat is detected. Select this option, then specify which actions users can take under Allowed action in Prompt dialog box.
No secondary action is allowed for this option.
  • Continue scanning — Continue scanning when an attachment with a threat is detected.
No secondary action is allowed for this option.
  • Move attachments to a folder — The scanner moves attachments with potential threats to the designated folder.
  • Delete attachments — The scanner deletes attachments with potential threats as soon as it detects them. For Microsoft Outlook, the email is deleted. For Lotus Notes, the attachment is deleted.
If the first action fails, then perform this action — Select the next action you want the scanner to take if the first action fails. Default = Move attachments to a folder.
  • Prompt for action — Prompt the user for action when a threat is detected. Select this option, then specify which actions users can take under Allowed action in Prompt dialog box.
No secondary action is allowed for this option.
  • Continue scanning — Continue scanning when an attachment with a threat is detected.
No secondary action is allowed for this option.
  • Move attachments to a folder — The scanner moves attachments with potential threats to the designated folder.
  • Delete attachments — The scanner deletes attachments with potential threats as soon as it detects them. For Microsoft Outlook, the email is deleted. For Lotus Notes, the attachment is deleted.
Move to folder Specify the location of the quarantine folder. The quarantine folder must be located on a hard drive and this location should be a local drive. It should not be located on a floppy drive or the CD drive’s default location as the quarantine folder varies depending on whether you are using Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes.
  • For Microsoft Outlook the quarantine folder is located in the Microsoft Outlook mailbox.
  • For Lotus Notes, the quarantine folder is located in the file system.
Allowed actions in Prompt dialog box Select the actions that are allowed when the user is prompted for action.
Note:

A default Deny Access action occurs before any of these actions are taken.


  • Clean attachment
  • Delete attachment
  • Move attachment
  • Delete mail (for Microsoft Outlook only)
When the user is prompted for action, they receive the message that you specify on the Alerts tab.
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