DTAM154 - McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan must be configured to scan memory for rootkits.


A rootkit is a stealthy type of software, usually malicious, and is designed to mask the existence of processes or programs from normal methods of detection. Rootkits will often enable continued privileged access to a computer. Scanning and handling detection of rootkits will mitigate the likelihood of rootkits being installed and used maliciously on the system.


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 Locations tab, locate the 'Locations to scan:' label. In the drop-down menus, select 'Memory for rootkits'. Select Save.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-216964r397867_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM154, STIG-Legacy|SV-55260, STIG-Legacy|V-42532, Vuln-ID|V-216964

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: c215527904f3d3e291b472c37e6353efa0f2433ddbc181fcf8a406c6776f9317