DTAM048 - McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan must be configured to scan all files.

Information

When scanning for malware, excluding specific file types will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring antivirus software to scan all file types, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware.

Solution

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 'File types to scan:' label. Select the 'All files' option. Select Save.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_McAfee_VirusScan88_Managed_Client_V6R1_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-216914r397867_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM048, STIG-Legacy|SV-55194, STIG-Legacy|V-6602, Vuln-ID|V-216914

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: c43cd062f5dfda242de7f3ce333437a3b4d5d992c2023d5d6f6cab516850e8b2