FBWF on Thin Client with Anti virus installed

Posted on 2013-08-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have WYSE C90 thin client with Windows Standard 7. My question is about what to set FBWF.

If I disable the write filter, how the Anti virus gets updates of the data file? If I enable it, it seems we lose the purpose of thin client.

Thank you for your help

Question by:danyangz
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by:Frank McCourry
ID: 39447023
If the Write Filter is on, why do you need an anti-virus?  If the system cannot write to the disk, neither can anything that installs a virus.

Author Comment

ID: 39447027
the device is on the network, so it should have AV. Until you press the reset or logoff, any file is saved on RamDisk. So that's potential threat.

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by:Frank McCourry
ID: 39447040
You could update the AV signatures manually.
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Author Comment

ID: 39447050
Update manually includes, turn write filter off, reboot, update AV, turn write filter on, reboot. Doing that everyday, sometime a couple of times a day based upon AV updates, is not practical.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 39447100
Use Microsoft Security Essentials or Intune and the updates will appear on the administration console

Symantec Endpoint Protection http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH185704

FBWF allows exclusions so exclude the anti-virus definition location.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39447153
Thank you very much. I will read more about this. This is something I am looking for.

Thanks to frankmcc for your help as well.

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