Removable media

ESET NOD32 Antivirus provides automatic removable media (CD/DVD/USB/...) scanning upon inserting to a computer. This may be useful if the computer administrator wishes to prevent the users from using removable media with unsolicited content.

When a removable media is inserted, and Show scan options is set in ESET NOD32 Antivirus, the following dialog will be shown:


Options for this dialog:

Scan now – This will trigger a scan of removable media.

Do not scan – Removable media will not be scanned.

Setup – Opens the Advanced setup section.

Always use the selected option – When selected, the same action will be performed when a removable media is inserted another time.

In addition, ESET NOD32 Antivirus features the Device control functionality, which allows you to define rules for the use of external devices on a given computer. More details on Device control can be found in the Device control section.

To access settings for removable media scan, open Advanced setup (F5) > Detection engine > Malware scans > Removable media.

Action to take after inserting removable media – Select the default action that will be performed when a removable media device is inserted into the computer (CD/DVD/USB). Choose the desired action upon inserting a removable media to a computer:

Do not scan – No action will be performed, and the New device detected window will not open.

Automatic device scan – A computer scan of the inserted removable media device will be performed.

Show scan options – Opens the Removable media setup section.