Symantec scanning workstations?? Not so sure.
Posted on 2006-03-21
We are running Symantect on our server. I know for a fact that our anti-virus definitions are being updated daily or as needed. I see that scan are set to run on each workstation from the server side software. However, it appears that it's only scanning when they log in, and when I view their history on their local desktops it shows a 'defwatch scan.' I looked up defwatch on Symantec.com and it appears that it's only scanning memory, for spyware and adware. This scan takes less than 1 minute.
a. Shouldn't there be a scan run on boot sector at least? How can I set that on my server side software? I do not see the option anywhere.
b. Once a week?
c. I'd like to view the logs of each to make sure a full scan was run.
d. Do they need to be logged out, programs closed, rebooted or what?
I'm not even sure I'm getting a full scan on my server so I'd like to check that too.