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Target drives for scheduled scan

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MarkT
MarkT W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Security Scout
Is it possible to define the target drives for a scheduled scan from within PM 11.10? (Clients are 11.50). I am looking to initiate a scan of local drives higher than say C: or D:, to just target removable (USB) media. The documentation for available switches / parameters doesn't suggest so. Any help appreciated - if not can it go in the Ideas Bank! Thanks

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  • MarkT
    MarkT W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Security Scout
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    Thankyou, that has given me a good pointer to start with.

    I am trying to create a generic removable drive scan task and have included duplicate paths in the parameters, however it appears the script stops once it is passed a drive that is invalid for the target machine, rather than try the next one. Do you know of anyway of avoiding this, rather than defining a task per possible drive?

     

    Thank you.

  • Vad
    Vad W/ Alumni Posts: 1,069 Cybercrime Crusader
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    Hello,

     

    Unfortunately, there is no other way then having a separate task for every possible drive.

     

    Best regards,

    Vad

  • MarkT
    MarkT W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Security Scout
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    Thanks for the reply, at least I know what I am playing with now.

     

    Mark.

  • MarkT
    MarkT W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Security Scout
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    Having used the following in the Task Type Specific Paramaters field within PM:

     

    "c:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsav.exe" g: /LIST /ARCHIVE /REPORT="c:\windows\temp\scan_g_32.txt"

     

    The resulting scheduled task in Windows comes through as (See extra "):

     

    "c:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsav.exe" " g: /LIST /ARCHIVE /REPORT="c:\windows\temp\scan_g_32.txt"

     

    The tasks report as having run as scheduled, however I don't believe they are running correctly due to the malformed switches. This has been pushed to XP,Win7 + WIn8 as a test.

     

    Am I doing something wrong here? Any help appreciated.

     

    Regards.

  • Vad
    Vad W/ Alumni Posts: 1,069 Cybercrime Crusader
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    Hello MarkT,

     

    The workaround is:

    C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\ANTI-V~1\fsav.exe g: /LIST /ARCHIVE /REPORT="c:\windows\temp\scan_g_32.txt"

     

    Best regards,

    Vad

  • MarkT
    MarkT W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Security Scout
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    Vad,

     

    Thank you - sometimes you overlook the basics, even an old DOS hand like me.

    Hangs head in shame.

     

    Thanks.

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