We have a relatively small organization (~15 users), and have used the ForeFront EndPoint Protection 2010 desktop client without the use of central management, like Configuration Manager. Now that the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection is rolled together as one installation package, do you have to stand up the Configuration Manager to use the Endpoint Protection desktop client? Or can we still use the desktop client as a standalone anti-virus solution? Asked [...]Continue Reading »
I’m running CentOS 5.3 (Final) and using rpmforge I installed clamd and prereqs ok. I started clamd and ran a freshclam all ok. But if I run “clamd PING” or clamd /path/to/file I get ERROR: LOCAL: Socket file /var/run/clamav/clamd.sock is in use by another process Further detail below but I’m at a loss where to go from here now, any advice anyone? [root@main ~]# clamd PING ERROR: LOCAL: Socket file /var/run/clamav/clamd.sock is in use by [...]Continue Reading »
I am asked in a bid for tender to assert that my software will cohabit without a problem with VirusScan (v6.0.3) under Linux. My software is a web application, running under tomcat. It can create additional JVMs (to run ETL jobs) and writes reporting files (mostly PDF and HTML) in an application directory. Are there any specific problem I should be aware of regarding VirusScan running on the server my app will run on ? [...]Continue Reading »
Traditionally, all anti-virus programs and IPS systems work using signature-based techniques. However, this doesn’t help much to prevent zero-day attacks. Therefore, what can be done to prevent zero-day attacks? Asked by honeybadger I think you acknowledge an interesting sys-admin truth there, which is that unless you can reduce the probability of being hacked to zero then… eventually, at some point, you are going to get hacked. This is just a basic truth of maths and [...]Continue Reading »
A co-worker of mine insists that if a Windows PC is used exclusively by guest-accounts, then there is no need for anti-virus software to be installed. this strikes me as a bit optimistic. is this true? Asked by animemastr No. While many infections come through the actions of privileged users, there are plenty of sources of potential infections (attack vectors) that eliminating privilege doesn’t solve. For instance, this RDP bug from last month is a [...]Continue Reading »
I am a solo IT employee for a small company that has a couple of servers and 10 workstations (Windows and Mac, Macs do not run AV software). I want to centrally manage Anti-Virus for all the computers with some sort of control panel. I have been using Symantec Corporate versions for years, but the latest version (Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x) is totally over-complicated, and aimed at enterprises with 1000s of computers. Can anyone recommend [...]Continue Reading »
Does the Norman Antivirus corporate edition log virus detections in a central place? It currently sends out virus emails, but that is not so good for parsing the log files. My desired end result would be to be able to see detections or a per user or machine level. And see what % XX virus is of current detections. Asked by EKS As I was unable to find a solution for this, I ended up [...]Continue Reading »
I want to keep antivirus software from affecting performance on a TFS installation — what should be excluded from antivirus scanning? IIS? MSSQL? Am I opening myself up for possible attacks by excluding these? I’ve seen some recommendations that say antivirus software can interfere with the ability of MSSQL Server to open its database files. Asked by Luke There is a pretty good knowledge base article about antivirus software and MSSQL Server here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309422 There [...]Continue Reading »
At my work, we have 15 client pc’s with Windows 7. As it turned out. Kaspersky slows down each pc. The Problem started couple days ago. And for example, when i click on Computer -> properties -> change settings . It takes 20 seconds to pop-up the window. When i shut down the Anti-Virus it takes, less than 2 seconds. I don’t think, that shutting down the anti-virus protection is the best solution. So : [...]Continue Reading »
I am looking for good resources to use to compare the effectiveness of various antivirus/antimalware software solutions. In particular, I am comparing Windows Security Essentials against Symantec Endpoint. Are there good, objective resources available for this? Asked by poke Gartner does reviews failrly often that may assist you. This is a start. AV Comapratives calim to be an impartial testing group as well. Each case will be different so if you want the ability to [...]Continue Reading »
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