Scan removable drives
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40339||Date: (C)2017-04-25 (M)2019-09-13|
|Class: COMPLIANCE||Family: windows|
This policy setting allows you to manage whether or not to scan for malicious software and unwanted software in the contents of removable drives, such as USB flash drives, when running a full scan.
If you enable this setting, removable drives will be scanned during any type of scan.
If you disable or do not configure this setting, removable drives will not be scanned during a full scan. Removable drives may still be scanned during quick scan and custom scan.
Disabling or not configuring this setting can compromise security as removable drives will not be scanned, which may allow a malicious agent to exploit them for attacks and may be contrary to your organization's security requirements.
Configure this setting depending on your organization's requirements.
Scanning can impact performance.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Defender\Scan\Scan removable drives
(2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scan!DisableRemovableDriveScanning
|Microsoft Windows Server 2016|