DTAM148 - McAfee VirusScan Access Protection Rules Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection must be set to block and log execution of scripts from the Temp folder.


This rule prevents the Windows scripting host from running VBScript and JavaScript scripts from the Temp directory. This would protect against a large number of trojans and questionable web installation mechanisms that are used by many adware and spyware applications.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start >> All Programs >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the 'Access protection rules:' label. In the 'Categories' box, select 'Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection'. Select the 'Prevent execution of scripts from the Temp folder' (Block and Report) option.

Click OK to save.

See Also


Item Details


References: 800-53|SI-3c.2., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001243, Rule-ID|SV-243422r722605_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM148, STIG-Legacy|SV-56394, STIG-Legacy|V-14652, Vuln-ID|V-243422

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 6313d7268d15a91c342eae656861afed23af7e1b74ee9de17cf4fbd7ff2df1e4