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USB Ports Protection

The Endpoint Security feature of eScan protects your computer from malicious software that may enter your computer via USB storage devices. It does this by asking you for the password whenever you plug in a USB storage device.

The Device Control tab of the Endpoint Security Settings dialog box helps you configure the following settings. Enable Device Control – You should select this check box if you need to monitor all the USB storages devices connected to your computer.


Settings -

This section helps you customize the settings for controlling access to USB storage devices.

  • Block USB Ports - You should select this check box if you need to block all the USB ports.
  • Ask for Password - This check box is selected by default. You should select this check box if you need ‘e Scan to prompt for a password whenever a USB storage device is connected to the computer. You will not be able to access the USB storage device until you enter the correct password. As a best practice, you should always keep this check box selected.
  • Use eScan Administrator - You should select this check box if you need ‘e Scan to prompt you to enter the ePC password whenever you try to access a USB storage device.
  • Use Other Password - You can also specify a unique password for accessing USB Storage devices. You should select this check box if you need ‘e Scan to prompt you for a password whenever you try to access a USB storage device.
  • Do Virus Scan - [Default] When you select this option, the Endpoint Security module runs a virus check when the USB storage device is activated. As a best practice, you should always keep this option selected.
  • Disable AutoPlay - [Default] When you select this option, ‘e Scan disables the automatic execution of any program stored on a USB storage device when you connect the device. Note: When a USB storage device is mounted as a CD, the Endpoint Security module will not prevent AUTORUN from executing.
  • Read Only-USB - This option allows you to access the USB device in read-only mode.

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