DTAM003 - McAfee VirusScan On-Access General Policies must be configured to scan floppy during shutdown.


Computer viruses in the early days of personal computing were almost exclusively passed around by floppy disks. Floppy disks would be used to boot the computer and, if infected, would infect the hard drive files as well. Although floppy drives have fallen out of use, it is still a good security practice, whenever the antivirus software allows, to enable the scanning software to scan a floppy disk at shutdown.


From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the 'Scan:' label. Select the 'Floppy during shutdown' option. Select Save.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001242, Rule-ID|SV-216894r397870_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM003, STIG-Legacy|SV-55139, STIG-Legacy|V-6468, Vuln-ID|V-216894

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 02344c3ec40b6ffe84427a80b813fe8cb98b8b1b30d0c8b22e8da3a0b3b0ee71