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Do we still need scheduled scan?
Dec 28 2005 10:28PM
Doug Fox (dfox168 hotmail com)
RE: Do we still need scheduled scan?
Dec 29 2005 05:46PM
James Knowles (j knowles laserrec co uk)
We run a weekly scan on Friday lunch hour for desktop machines, giving the
option to switch it off by the user should they need to work over lunch. We
are lucky that we have set times for lunch. We find that it can sometimes
pick up the odd problem that made it through or a user who brought something
into the network they should have not. We also find the Friday tends to be
the lunch hour that gets extended so users get less frustrated ;-) Servers
we run on Saturday in the middle of the night and this causes no major
problems to anyone, getting the report e-mailed to us so that we can tackle
it on Sunday should we find something horrible. I believe it is worth scan
weekly although with low document turnover you can maybe look at monthly.
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From: Doug Fox [mailto:dfox168 (at) hotmail (dot) com [email concealed]]
Sent: 28 December 2005 22:28
To: focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: Do we still need scheduled scan?
If we have already implemented virus scan at the gateway, on the mail
server, on individual servers, and real time scan on workstations/laptops,
do we still need scheduled, e.g., weekly, scan on workstations and laptops
as well as servers?
Schdeuled scans really slow down some machines.
Any comments are appreciated.
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