Removable media

ESET Internet Security provides automatic removable media (CD/DVD/USB/...) scanning. This module allows you to scan an inserted media. This may be useful if the computer administrator wishes to prevent the users from using removable media with unsolicited content.

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). If Show scan options is selected, a notification will display which allows you to choose a desired action:

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

Automatic device scan – An on-demand computer scan of the inserted removable media device will be performed.

Show scan options – Opens the Removable media setup section.

When a removable media is inserted, following dialog will shown:


Scan now – This will trigger scan of removable media.

Scan later – Scan of removable media will be postponed.

Setup – Opens the Advanced setup.

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

In addition, ESET Internet Security 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.