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  • lance-fawley

    I want a security software that automatically scans external hard drives and flash drives, I have avg and it doesn’t scan it automatically I have to scan it manually when I attach any external hard drive or flash drive.

    Category : Applications

    asked on 25th Jul, 2011 | 1 Answer | Log in to answer


Normally almost all security software will scan the external drive upon connection unless settings have been changed. AVG should also do it. Settings of the item "Removable device scan" are available in the Advanced settings of AVG, under the "Scans" item.

When you choose the "Removable device scan" item the dialog allows you to specify parameters for scan of removable devices. It is needed to check the "Enable removable device scan" checkbox to activate this feature. If you do this, upon every connection of any removable device to your computer (for example USB flash drive) this device will be automatically scanned for viruses and/or spyware. If you disconnect the removable device during the scan, the scan will be interrupted (and will start again after next connection of the removable device).

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