To stay updated on your favorite discussions, please create an account or log in. Then, click the Bookmark icon to subscribe and receive notifications.

How to temporary disable auto scan of removable drives

Options
inikolic
inikolic W/ Alumni Posts: 3 Security Scout

Hello,

 

We're using Server Security 12.11 b. 103 on our MS Server 2008 R2 Standard.

We have 2 sets of external backup drives and rotate them once a week.

 

Every time I re-attach different backup drive, F-secure starts scanning it, consuming server's resources - RAM and CPU which are needed for other applications.

 

Is there any way to exclude external backup drives from automatic scanning when they are re-attached?

 

Thnaks

 

Kind regards,

 

Ivan

Comments

  • inikolic
    inikolic W/ Alumni Posts: 3 Security Scout
    Options

    Hello Vad,

     

    Thank you very much for the reply.

     

    I noticed that my backup drives aren't assigned with drive letters, so F-Secure cannot see them as objects.

     

    I'll assign drive letter and set up entire disk as excluded object.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Ivan

     

     

  • MJ-perComp
    MJ-perComp W/ Alumni Posts: 669 Firewall Master
    Options

    F-Secure does only  scan MBR of a removable device. Files will only get scanned when you access them.
    This (useless) kind of opeation (only allow access to the drive if fully scanned) has to be done by a windows add-on

     

    Assigning a drive letter will not help, if the drive is accessed without using Drive letters.


    https://community.f-secure.com/t5/Business/Using-wildcards-in-exclusions/ta-p/20428
    explains why.

     

     

  • inikolic
    inikolic W/ Alumni Posts: 3 Security Scout
    Options

    Thank you very much MJ-perComp for the insightful article.

     

    Best regards

This discussion has been closed.