My company is using VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise 8.8 - on the VirusScan Console we've noticed that the "On-Access Scanner" is set to "Not Running". Our system specifications demand that the On-Access Scanner be "Disabled".
Looking through the registry Key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\McAfee\SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration" We found a variable named "OASEnabled" which is set to '2'.
My question is what exactly does "Not Running" mean ?
Is it possible that the OAS is actually running when we access files, or is "Not Running" the equivalent of disabled?
On access scanner status will go in "Not running" mode only when McAfee McShield services is disabled/stopped.
Please check the McShield services: (Start > Run > Services.Msc)