Free Alerts and Reports: 5.3: Anti-virus is Running and Cannot Be Altered


Verify that anti-virus is actively running and cannot be disabled or altered by users




 









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5.3: Anti-virus is Running and Cannot Be Altered   Verify that anti-virus is actively running and cannot be disabled or altered by users

Anti-virus software that is always running and which users cannot alter is the way to ensure continuous protection against malware. Anti-virus may be temporarily deactivated only upon specific management authorization on a case-by-case basis and this action must be formally authorized and documented.

5.3.a: Anti-virus is Actively Running
    Ensure that anti-virus protection software is currently running on each endpoint in the CDE
5.3.b: Anti-virus Cannot Be Altered by Users
    Verify that user cannot disable or alter anti-virus settings on all managed endpoints

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