Table: Tasks for managing virus and spyware notifications that appear on client computers
Customize a scan detection message
For Windows and Linux client computers, you can configure a detection message for the following types of scans:
All types of Auto-Protect
Scheduled scans and on-demand scans
For scheduled scans, you can configure a separate message for each scan.
If a process continually downloads the same security risk to a client computer, Auto-Protect automatically stops sending notifications after three detections. Auto-Protect also stops logging the event. In some situations, however, Auto-Protect does not stop sending notifications and logging events. Auto-Protect continues to send notifications and log events when the action for the detection is Leave alone (log only).
For Mac client computers, you can configure a detection message that applies to all scheduled scans, to on-demand scans, and to Auto-Protect detections. These notification messages appear in the macOS Notification Center. You cannot customize the messages for Mac.
When Auto-Protect email scans find a risk, Auto-Protect can send email notifications to alert the email sender and any other email address that you specify. You can also insert a warning into the email message.
For Internet Email Auto-Protect, you can also specify that a notification appears about scan progress when Auto-Protect scans an email. Internet Email Auto-Protect is available only to client versions earlier than 14.2 RU1.