DTAM050 - McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan must be configured so there are no exclusions from the scan unless exclusions have been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA.


When scanning for malware, excluding specific files will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring antivirus software without any exclusions, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware.


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 Exclusions tab, locate the 'What not to scan:' label. Ensure that no items are listed in this area.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-216915r397867_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM050, STIG-Legacy|SV-55195, STIG-Legacy|V-6604, Vuln-ID|V-216915

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 957a7202048784d4992423c0bf5204a151a04537a2ead274f763c98d86b91b8f