Configure deferred scan settings (Multi-Platform only)

The deferred scan feature optimizes file scanning for files where the previous scanning timed out because of large file size, file structure, or file composition.

Before you begin

You installed the McAfee MOVE AntiVirus extension on the McAfee ePO server.

Whenever the previous on-access scanning timed out, the scanning for a file starts again with an increased or new timeout depending on the file size. You can configure this timeout value and the file size using the McAfee ePO server.

For an on-demand scan, the scanning for a file starts according to the timeout based on file size value specified in the deferred scan policy.

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  1. Log on to McAfee ePO as an administrator.
  2. Select MenuPolicyPolicy Catalog, select MOVE AntiVirus 4.5.0 from the Product drop-down menu, then select On-Access Scan or On-Demand Scan from the Category drop-down list.
  3. Click New Policy or click the name of an existing policy to edit it.
  4. Type a name for the new policy (for example, MOVE AV Scan Policy), then click OK.
  5. Under Deferred Scan (Multi-Platform only), select Enable on-access deferred scan or Enable on-demand deferred scan and configure these file size ranges and scan timeout values, then click Save.
    File size range Scan timeout
    > 40 MB and <=200 MB 480 seconds
    > 200 MB and <=4096 MB 900 seconds
    > 4096 MB and greater 1800 seconds