can avira be set to not scan usb when inserted

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by zfactor, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    i tend to use a usb drive for keeping my malicious files FOR TESTING on and one annoying thing so far about avira is everytime i plug it in it starts scanning and deleting the files off the drive. i maybe am missing it but is there a way to exclude it from scanning inserted media unless i want it to kind of like what eset does??

    this is the one really annoying thing i am finding as i also have some no cd game patches that its doing the same thing with ...

    thanks
     
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  2. Joxx

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    Have you tried Exceptions?
     

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    hmm didnt know i could exclude the whole drive i though just files or folders, does that work??
     
  4. Joxx

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    I don't know, you'll have to give it a try; just a sugestion (personally, that situation never aroused).

    Please post feedback.
     
  5. RJK3

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    That is probably a normal response though.
     
  6. Joxx

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    Sorry, I don't understand your post.
     
  7. Aventador

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    Just disable "autoruns" and your all set.
     
  8. Joxx

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    Read carefully the OP's post.
     
  9. Aventador

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    Been there done that. But most av scanners read via autoruns. If autoruns is disabled and you place a no autorun file on your USB stick using BitDefender USB Immunizer then Avira will not scan it. Every USB stick should be immunized to begin with. All 4 of mine are.
     
  10. Joxx

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    I'm waiting for zfactor's experience.
    In fact, I'm quite curious about it.
     
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