DTAM058 - McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan must be configured to detect for unwanted programs.


Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) include Spyware, Adware, Remote Administration Tools, Dialers, Password Crackers, Jokes, and Key Loggers. While PUPs do not typically have any infections capability on their own, they rely on malware or other attach mechanisms to be installed onto target hosts, after which they will collect and transfer data from the host to an external host and/or will be used as attach mechanisms. Configuring the antivirus software to attempt to clean the file first will allow for the possibility of a false positive. In most cases, however, the secondary action of delete will be used, mitigating the risk of the PUPs being installed and used maliciously.


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 Scan Items tab, locate the 'Options:' label. Select the 'Detect unwanted programs' option.

Click OK to Save.

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Item Details


References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-243386r722497_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM058, STIG-Legacy|SV-56368, STIG-Legacy|V-6468, Vuln-ID|V-243386

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 681ad96beda8013641a19da9dcf6effae061e40d9f1c1da140008a94f00901cb