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V-6469

McAfee VirusScan On-Access Scanner General Settings must be configured to notify local users when detections occur.

Finding ID
DTAM004
Rule ID
SV-56369r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTAM004-McAfee VirusScan message dialog
CCI
CCI-001662
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

An effective awareness program explains proper rules of behavior for use of an organization's IT systems and information. Accordingly, awareness programs should include guidance to users on malware incident prevention, which can help reduce the frequency and severity of malware incidents. Organizations should also make users aware of policies and procedures that apply to malware incident handling, such as how to identify if a host may be infected, how to report a suspected incident, and what users need to do to assist with incident handling Ensuring the antivirus software alerts the users when malware is detected will ensure the user is informed of the incident and be able to more closely relate the incident to action being performed by the user at the time of the detection.

Fix Text

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties. Select the General Settings. Under the Messages tab, locate the "Messages for local users:" label. Select the "Show the messages dialog box when a threat is detected and display the specified text in the message" option. Click OK to Save.

Check Content

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console. On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties. Select the General Settings. Under the Messages tab, locate the "Message for local users:" label. Ensure the "Show the messages dialog box when a threat is detected and display the specified text in the message" option is selected. Criteria: If the "Show the messages dialog box when a threat is detected and display the specified text in the message" option is selected, this is not a finding. On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit) HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit) SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration Criteria: If the value of Alert_AutoShowList is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Responsibility

System Administrator