What is Auto-Protect ?
Auto-Protect is the first line of defense against threats by providing real-time protection for your computer. Whenever you access, copy, save, move, open or close a file, Auto-Protect scans the file to ensure that a threat has not attached itself. By default, it loads when you start your computer to guard against threats and security risks. It also monitors your computer for any activity that might indicate the presence of a threat or security risk. Auto-Protect can determine a file's type even when a threat changes the file's extension.
Example: A threat changes a file's extension to one that is different from what you configured Auto-Protect to scan. When a threat, threat-like activity (an event that could be the work of a threat), or a security risk is detected, Auto-Protect alerts and takes the necessary steps to either clean, quarantine, delete or leave alone (log only) the detection of a threat depending upon the Actions configured for each detection type.
Types of Auto-Protect:
How does Auto-Protect Mitigate Threats ?