Ensure that anti-virus software is configured for automatic updates and periodic scans |
This query gathers the status of anti-virus software configuration and verifies that the anti-virus is configured to run periodic scans and it is configured for automatic updates of virus definitions, signatures and malware protections. Action1 helps to maintain compliance with this section of PCI DSS by automating periodic assessments of antivirus configuration and its current update status.
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