I've added several exclusions to the OAS on our backup servers. One excludeds files within a certain directory from being scanned on read and write. However, when you look at the OAS stats files in this directory are being scanned?
To test this I created a txt document in the directory and monitored the OAS stat. Sure enough the file was scanned and the counter increased by one.
Anyone have any ideas how I can completely exclude files in this directory? I've followed the McAfee suggested way but it is still happening!
I believe the ePONinja is correct with his statement. All files on all drives are constantly under watch by VirusScan's OAS technology, but it doesn't necessarily mean they're being scanned for threats. I've had a hard time proving this to upper management before, as I don't believe that's documented on paper (I could be wrong about that though).
is there a way to get an extended log to validate the files were not actually scanned? i am having a debate with a vendor regarding their app and file exclusions, but i have nothing with any teeth to give them.
as a test to satisfy myself here is what i did.
1. created a directory c:\dir\subdir 2. added an exclusion of \subdir\ 3. pasted a file from elsewhere to c:\dir\subdir\ 4. on access count went up 1 5. added complete path exclusion "c:\dir\subdir\" 6. pasted a file, count did not go up.
my problem is that we have certain directories that may be on different drives. Support and prof services asured me that using the \subir\ will work as a "blanket" exclusion of that folder name no matter where it resides.
no you cant eport ( pain!!) you CAN switch on file logging with the command line scanner so I guess its possible with switches for a scheduled scan with comand line scan32.exe not sure it works with OAS though
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