Set scheduled scans in Malwarebytes Cloud Platform

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Malwarebytes Cloud Platform can run automated scans on your endpoints on a schedule that you choose. If you prefer, scheduled scans can quarantine threats and Potentially Unwanted Programs without manual action. This article steps you through creating a scheduled scan and explains the related options.

 

Scheduled scans are managed at the group level. A scheduled scan can run on Windows endpoints, Mac endpoints, or both. You may also schedule an Asset Inventory Scan, which updates endpoint information in the console. For more information, see Types of Malwarebytes Cloud Platform scans.

 

Create a scheduled threat scan

  1. Go to Settings > Schedules.

  2. Click New to create a new schedule.

  3. Give the schedule a name.

  4. Under Scan Type, choose Scan

  5. Enable the platforms you want the scan to run on: Windows, Mac, or both. 

  6. For Windows scans, select the Scan Method: Threat Scan, Hyper Scan, or Custom Scan

  7. Select Quarantine found threats automatically to have Malwarebytes place threats into quarantine without prompting the end user.


  8. For Mac scans, choose how to handle Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs): Treat detections as malware, or Ignore detections

  9. Under Scan Targets, choose which groups to apply the scheduled scan to. Any child groups expand and are automatically selected.


  10. Select how often you want the scheduled scan to run: Hourly, Daily, or Weekly.

  11. By default, your first scheduled scan will run on the following day at 12:01 AM. You may adjust the date and time of the first scan by changing the Start Date and Start Time information.


  12. At the top of the Schedule screen, click SAVE.

 

Create a scheduled Asset Inventory Scan

An Asset Inventory Scan retrieves information on all endpoints in a group and updates the Endpoint Properties screens for that group. The information gathered is determined by the Asset Management settings in each group's policy.

 

Note: Before you set a scheduled Asset Inventory Scan, check the Asset Management settings for your group policies. See Adjust policy Asset Management settings in the article Types of Malwarebytes Cloud Platform scans.

 

  1. Go to Settings > Schedules.

  2. Click New to create a new schedule.

  3. Name the schedule.

  4. Under Scan Type, choose Asset Inventory Scan.

  5. Under Scan Targets, choose which groups to apply the scheduled scan to. Any child groups expand and are automatically selected. The Asset Management policy settings for the group determines what information is scanned on the endpoints.


  6. Select how often you want the scheduled scan to run: Hourly, Daily, or Weekly. 

  7. By default, your first scheduled scan will run on the following day at 12:01 AM. You may adjust the date and time of the first scan by changing the Start Date and Start Time information.


  8. At the top of the Schedule screen, click SAVE.

The Asset Inventory Scan updates endpoint information in the console. This information is organized in Endpoint Properties on the Endpoints screen. To view Endpoint Properties, go to Endpoints > click an endpoint name. Use the  tabs on the Endpoint Properties screen to view details about the endpoint.

 

For more information on Asset Inventory Scans, see Types of Malwarebytes Cloud Platform scans.

 

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