For improved performance, the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client for Linux does not scan symbolic links, commonly referred to as symlinks or soft links, by default. This is a change in the scanning behavior from Symantec Antivirus (SAV) for Linux, which scanned symbolic links by default.
However, to improve the client computer's security posture, you can enable the scanning of symbolic links. Enabling this scanning option affects manual scans, scheduled scans, and Auto-Protect scans.
Note: For both managed and unmanaged computers, you can only configure this option through the command line interface on the client. You cannot configure this option through a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) policy.
Note: You must have superuser privileges to perform the following procedures. These procedures use sudo to demonstrate this elevation of privilege.