Enabling Ransomware Protection on a Windows MediaAgent

You can enable ransomware protection on a Windows MediaAgent.


  • For all the Windows MediaAgents that have access to a disk library mount path, ransomware protection is enabled by default.

  • However, for Linux MediaAgents that have access to a disk library mount path, you must enable ransomware protection manually. For instructions, see Ransomware Protection for Disk Libraries on a Linux MediaAgent.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Infrastructure.

    The Infrastructure page appears.

  2. Click the MediaAgents tile.

    The MediaAgents page appears.

  3. Click the MediaAgent.

  4. In the Control section, move the Ransomware protection toggle key to the right.

    For a Linux MediaAgent, the toggle key is disabled and displays the status of ransomware protection.

Additional Information

Administrative shares pose a security vulnerability and if you have an existing disk library mount path configured to use an administrative share, reconfigure the share using a dedicated share. For more information, see Reconfiguring Mount Paths that Use Administrative Share.

Enabling Ransomware Protection for a HyperScale MediaAgent