DTAM004 - McAfee VirusScan On-Access Scanner General Settings must be configured to notify local users when detections occur.


An effective awareness program explains proper rules of behavior for use of an organization's IT systems and information. Accordingly, awareness programs should include guidance to users on malware incident prevention, which can help reduce the frequency and severity of malware incidents.

Organizations should also make users aware of policies and procedures that apply to malware incident handling, such as how to identify if a host may be infected, how to report a suspected incident, and what users need to do to assist with incident handling

Ensuring the antivirus software alerts the users when malware is detected will ensure the user is informed of the incident and be able to more closely relate the incident to action being performed by the user at the time of the detection.


Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console
On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties.
Select the General Settings.
Under the Messages tab, locate the 'Messages for local users:' label. Select the 'Show the messages dialog box when a threat is detected and display the specified text in the message' option.

Click OK to Save.

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References: 800-53|SC-18(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001662, Rule-ID|SV-243359r722416_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM004, STIG-Legacy|SV-55279, STIG-Legacy|V-42551, Vuln-ID|V-243359

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 6aab672b49eb39c19626db473b9384dd75c1b80b5b09f8c00294704806accbf5