ARCHIVED: In Symantec Endpoint Protection, how do I schedule automatic updates and virus scans?

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To schedule regular updates for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP):

  1. Launch SEP, and on the left, click Change settings.
  2. On the right, next to the "Client Management" category, click Configure Settings.
  3. On the Scheduled Updates tab, make sure Enable scheduled automatic updates is selected.
  4. You can now schedule a specific time for updates to occur. UITS recommends setting the "Frequency" to Daily. When you are done, click OK.

To schedule a recurring virus scan in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP):

  1. From within SEP, click Scan for threats and then Create a New Scan.
  2. In the What To Scan dialog box, select one of the following types of scan to schedule:
    • Active: Scans the areas of the computer that viruses and security risks most commonly infect. (Completes in one or two minutes)
    • Full: Scans the entire computer for viruses and security risks. (Includes network drives; may take an hour or longer to complete)
    • Custom: Scans the selected areas of the computer for viruses and security risks. (Allows you to select which drives, folders, or files are scanned) If you select this option, click Next and select the locations you wish to scan.

    Click Next twice.

  3. If you would like to create a virus scan that runs periodically, select At specified times and click Next.
  4. Choose from among the scheduling options. UITS recommends weekly scans. Click Next.
  5. Name your scan, type a description, and then click Finish.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 15:53:56.