If you using Symantec Endpoint Protection on many PCs, there is a big chance you want to prevent users accessing USB Pendrives and only allow mouse and keyboard.
Moreover, some users probably have an infected flash drive that potentially harms computer clients. Here I show you how to fix that.
#1 How to Enable USB Port Blocked by Symantec Endpoint Protection
Firstly, open Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM), select Application and Device under View Policies section.
Right-click on the Application and Device Control Policy and then select Edit. After that, select the Device Control view.
Click Add, located under the Blocked Devices section. Select USB and click OK. Please note if the device isn’t showing because it’s already as a Blocked Device.
Go to Under Excluded From Blocking, and click Add. Select Human Interface Devices to limit its functions, then click OK.
The last thing to do, click OK to the Application and Device Control Policy box and apply this configuration to the client group.
#2 How to Enable USB Port Blocked by Symantec Endpoint Protection with RUN Command
The quickest way to enable/disable Symantec Endpoint Protection is using RUN Command on Windows.
Go to Start Menu, type RUN, and launch it. From there, type “smc -stop” to disable Symantec for a while. After you have done your work, open it again and type “smc s-tart” to enable it back.
The Symantec Endpoint Protection will remain disabled unless you start it again. You can always read further information through the Symantec Support page.