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.


From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an 'On Demand scan' and in the Status column, ensure that the status is 'Enabled'. In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the 'Options:' label. Select the 'Detect unwanted programs' option. Select Save.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-216922r397867_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM058, STIG-Legacy|SV-55207, STIG-Legacy|V-14654, Vuln-ID|V-216922

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 0dab34872e394c811dfe7b3e0c5a88a5a31d17b78fd05c0967b0206918b5b8af