Configuring the unwanted programs policy

Tab descriptions

Configuration is a two-step process:

  1. Define which potentially unwanted programs to detect and exclude:
    • Select whole categories of programs or specific programs within a category from a predefined list which comes from the current DAT file.
    • Specify exclusions.
    • Create a list of user-defined programs to detect.
  2. After configuring the Unwanted Programs Policy, enable unwanted program detection in the on-access, on-demand, and email scanners, then configure which actions to take when an unwanted program is detected.

To access the Unwanted Programs properties:
  • From the ePolicy Orchestrator console, go to Systems | Policy Catalog and select VirusScan Enterprise 8.7.0 in the Product list and Unwanted Programs Policies in the Category list.

  • From the VirusScan Console, open the Unwanted Programs Policy properties.

Configure the options on each tab. For option descriptions, click ? or Help on each tab.

Tab Description
Scan Items
  • Select the categories of unwanted programs to detect. For example, spyware, adware, etc. These categories are defined by the current DAT file.
  • Specify exclusions.
User-Defined Items Define additional unwanted programs for detection.