[OT] Virus scanning strategies

Randal, Phil prandal at HEREFORDSHIRE.GOV.UK
Fri Jan 30 11:46:35 GMT 2004

> > c) IN a Company environment , Mailscanner yes or no, each computer
> > should run on-Demand Virus scanning.
> i prefer
> clients - "on-access"
> server - "on-demand"
> --
> shrek-m

When I set up our Netware servers I did virus scan on write, then a
scheduled overnight full scan.  But full on-access scanning on the desktop.

Times change, however, and this week is the first time since the Nimda worm
outbreak I've seen viruses arrive via email before we had the patterns from
our vendor to protect us (apart from ClamAv, which saved the day).

And it's that window of vulnerability which has me worried.


Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK

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