Configuring unwanted programs

To protect your computer from potentially unwanted programs you must configure categories of unwanted programs to detect in your environment.

Configuration is a two-step process:

  1. Configure the Unwanted Programs Policy to define which potentially unwanted programs to detect and exclude:
    • Select whole categories of programs or specific programs within a category from a predefined list which comes from the current DAT file.
    • Specify exclusions.
    • Create a list of user-defined programs to detect.
  2. Enable unwanted program detection in the on-access, email, and on-demand scanners, then configure which actions to take when an unwanted program is detected.

Note: Detecting unwanted programs is enabled for the on-demand scanner differently because the on-demand scan is a task not a policy. See Configuring on-demand scan tasks for details.


Configuring unwanted programs