Configuring on-demand scan tasks

VirusScan Enterprise includes a default on-demand scan task. You can use the default task and/or create new tasks.

To access the on-demand scan task:
  • From the ePolicy Orchestrator console, go to Systems | System tree | Client Task. Select an existing on-demand task or to access the default task, click New Task, then from the Type list, select On-Demand Scan (VirusScan Enterprise 8.7.0) and click Next.

  • From the VirusScan Console, select an existing on-demand scan task, or to access the default task, open the Full Scan properties. If you installed the AntiSpyware Enterprise Module, open the Targeted Scan properties. To create a new task, select Task | New On-Demand Scan Task.

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

Tab descriptions

Tab Description
Scan Locations
  • Specify which locations and items to scan.
  • Include subfolders when scanning.
  • Include boot sectors when scanning.
Scan Items
  • Configure which files and file types to scan.
  • Enable on-demand scanning for unwanted programs.
  • Scan inside archives and decode MIME encoded files.
  • Scan files that have been backed up to storage.
  • Scan for potential threats that resemble unwanted programs, Trojan horses, and macro viruses.
Exclusions Configure which disks, files, and folders to exclude from scanning.
Performance
  • Configure when to defer scans and for how long.
  • Specify the system utilization percentage.
  • Configure the sensitivity level for heuristic network check for suspicious files.
Actions
For threat detections:
  • Primary action to take when a threat is detected.
  • Secondary action to take on a threat detection if the first action fails.
For unwanted program detections:
  • Primary action to take when an unwanted program is detected.
  • Secondary action to take on an unwanted program detection if the first action fails.

For allowed actions in the prompt dialog box, select the action.

Reports
  • Enable activity logging.
  • Specify the log file name and location.
  • Specify the log file size limit.
  • Select the log file format.
  • Specify what to log besides scanning activity.
  • If you installed the AntiSpyware Enterprise Module, alert when cookies are detected.
Task Specify where the on-demand scan task runs.
Note: This tab is only available via ePolicy Orchestrator.
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