DTAM070 - McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan must be scheduled to be executed at least on a weekly basis.


Antivirus software is the mostly commonly used technical control for malware threat mitigation. Antivirus software on hosts should be configured to scan all hard drives regularly to identify any file system infections and to scan any removable media, if applicable, before media is inserted into the system. Not scheduling a regular scan of the hard drives of a system and/or not configuring the scan to scan all files and running processes, introduces a higher risk of threats going undetected.


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.

Click on the Schedule button.
Under the Task tab, select 'Enabled'.
Under the Schedule tab, find the 'Run Task: ' label and set to at least 'Weekly'.

Click OK to Save.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-243390r722509_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM070, STIG-Legacy|SV-56373, STIG-Legacy|V-6478, Vuln-ID|V-243390

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 36f66d9cad50fd34b296b0f4ed02516801f365f318ee50b4d1523aa6e4a91360