You use scheduled scans and on-demand scans to supplement the protection that Auto-Protect provides. Auto-Protect provides protection when you read and write files. Scheduled scans and on-demand scans can scan any files that exist on your client computers. They can also protect memory, load points, and other important locations on your client computers.
You can save your scheduled scan settings as a template. The scan templates can save you time when you configure multiple policies. You can use any scan that you save as a template as the basis for a new scan in a different policy.
For managed clients, Symantec Endpoint Protection provides a default scheduled scan that scans all files, folders, and locations on the client computers.
You can customize Auto-Protect settings as well as options in administrator-defined scans. You might want to change scan settings to handle false positive detections, optimize computer or scan performance, or change scan actions or notifications.
For scheduled scans, you can also set options for missed scans, randomized scans, and whether to scan network drives.
Adjust scans to improve client computer performance
By default, Symantec Endpoint Protection provides a high level of security while it minimizes the effect on your client computers' performance. You can change some settings, however, to optimize the computer performance even more. Optimization is important in virtualized environments.
When you adjust settings to optimize client computer performance, you might decrease some security on your client computers.
Download Insight inspects files that users try to download through web browsers, text messaging clients, and other portals. Download Insight uses reputation information from Symantec Insight to make decisions about files.