DTAVSEL-100 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x must be configured to run a scheduled On-Demand scan at least once a week.


Anti-virus software is the most commonly used technical control for malware threat mitigation. Real-time scanning of files as they are read from disk is a crucial first line of defense from malware attacks but to ensure all files are frequently scanned, a regularly scheduled full scan will ensure malware missed by the real-time scanning will be detected and mitigated.


From a desktop browser window, connect to the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL) Monitor (WEB interface) of the Linux system being reviewed and logon with the nails user account.

In the VSEL WEB Monitor, under 'Schedule', select 'On-Demand Scan'.
Under '1. When to Scan 'select Weekly, Daily or Hourly and indicate day and/or time to regularly execute, and click 'Next'.
Under '2. What to Scan', enter '/', click 'Add'.
Click 'Next'.
Under '3. Choose Scan Settings', select required settings as specified in remaining On-Demand scan requirements, and click 'Next'.
Under '4. Enter a task name', type a unique name for the task to reflect its frequency, and click 'Finish'.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-77599r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-100, Vuln-ID|V-63109

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