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Cb Defense: How To Enable Background Scan Per Policy

Cb Defense: How To Enable Background Scan Per Policy


  • Cb Defense PSC Console: All Versions
  • Cb Defense Sensor: All Versions
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions
  • Apple macOS: All Supported Versions


Provides steps for turning on background scanning for all Sensors in a given Policy


  1. Go to Enforce > Policies
  2. Select the desired Policy
  3. Go to the Sensor tab
  4. Check the 'Run background scan' option
  5. Select either 'Standard' or 'Expedited' scanning options
    Select a background scan to run a one-time scan of online endpoints
    Standard (3-5 days) Recommended as a default
    Expedited (24 hours) Recommended for testing and emergency incidents
         System performance will be affected due to increased use of endpoint resources (CPU, memory, disk IO)
         Applies to Windows sensors version 3.3 and later
  6. Click 'Save' for the Policy changes to take effect

Additional Notes

  • Only one background scan will run per installation of the Cb Defense Sensor
  • Changing the type of background scan (Standard, Expedited) will not start a new scan

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