Removable media

ESET Endpoint Security provides automatic removable media (CD/DVD/USB/...) scanning when inserted into a computer. This may be useful if the computer administrator wants 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 Endpoint Security, 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 Endpoint Security features the Device control functionality, where you can define rules for 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) > User interface > Alerts and message boxes > Interactive alerts > List of interactive alerts > Edit > New device detected.

If Ask user is not selected, choose the action to perform when inserting a removable media into 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.
  • Forced device scan—A computer scan of the inserted removable media device will be performed and cannot be canceled.
  • Show scan options—Opens the Interactive alerts setup section.