DTAM056 - McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan actions, When a threat is found must be configured to clean files automatically as first action.


Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the antivirus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option so as to ensure the malware is not introduced onto the system or network.


Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
In the console window, under Task, with the assistance of the System Administrator, identify the weekly on-demand client scan task.
Right-click the Task and select Properties.

Under the Actions tab, locate the 'When a threat is found:' label. From the 'Perform this action first:' pull down menu, select 'Clean'.

Click OK to Save.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.2., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001243, Rule-ID|SV-243384r722491_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM056, STIG-Legacy|SV-56365, STIG-Legacy|V-6453, Vuln-ID|V-243384

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 065a38c7662403049e1fc62ad6d042825488d5c0afb41262bb4e25de7874ba0c