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Removable media

ESET Smart Security Premium provides automatic removable media (CD/DVD/USB/...) scanning when inserted 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 Smart Security Premium, 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 Smart Security Premium features the Device control functionality, which enables 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 when 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.