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Carbon Black Cloud: What is a Background Scan?

Carbon Black Cloud: What is a Background Scan?

Environment

  • Endpoint Standard: All Versions
  • 'Run background scan' turned on for Policy (Enforce > Policies)

Question

What is a Background Scan?

Answer

Normally, the reputation/hash for executable files is determined at the time of execution. With a background scan, an initial reputation for pre-existing files can be populated before access. TheCarbon Black Cloud sensor will start a single-run background scan roughly one hour after initial install.

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