Junction points and scan external drive, kaspersky will follow any junction point, P:\Users → C:\Users and so on.

  • 22 February 2020
  • 3 replies

Hello all,

if i connect an external drive via USB<>SATA adapter to check another PC-HDD for viruses, and then i use the selective scan to scan (for example) the P:\ drive, kaspersky will follow any junction point from P:\, and being the P:\ drive a windows HDD, with appdata, users, etc etc junction point, the result is that I waste time scanning my drive instead of the external usb one !!

P:\Users → C:\Users and so on: it’s wrong, and very dangerous!!

Is there any way to avoid it??



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according to our information(from developers) it is not a bug, but is an expected behaviour.

Thank you.

Is there any way to disable this behavior ?


for every external drive, almost whole C:\ is scanned, over and over again.


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@marko234 Welcome. Can you please  provide additional details: