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Endpoint Standard: What does a Background Scan do?

Endpoint Standard: What does a Background Scan do?

Environment

  • Carbon Black Cloud Console: 
    • Endpoint Standard
  • 'Run background scan' turned on for Policy (Enforce > Policies)

Question

What does a Background Scan do?

Answer

  • The Sensor iterates thru all drive letters and will only perform a Background Scan on "fixed" drives
  • This process helps to pre-populate a local reputation database (information about reputations and hashes)

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