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Test: Malware Detection Software Installed
Test: Malware Detection Software Installed

Drata inspects your company computers to determine if each is running an antivirus software.

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Written by Ashley Hyman
Updated over a week ago

ASSOCIATED DRATA CONTROL

This test is part of the Malware Detection Software Installed control that ensures all company-issued computers and workstations require antivirus software to be installed to protect the network against malware.
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WHAT TO DO IF A TEST FAILS

If Drata finds computers or workstations that do not have antivirus software installed, the test will fail. With a failed test you will receive a list of computers/workstations that do not have antivirus installed.

To remediate a failed test, you will need to advise the owners of these computers/workstations to install an antivirus that adheres to your Code of Conduct.

Devices may demonstrate proper antivirus software installation in the following ways:

  • If using the Drata agent:

  • If using an MDM integration:

    • Installing a supported third-party application will be recognized as passing on any operating system

    • If a required antivirus policy exists, is mapped to the device, and the device is compliant with that policy, that will be recognized as passing

    • On Windows devices, the use of Windows Defender will also be recognized as passing

    • On Mac Devices, if the operating system is 10.16 or higher, that will be recognized as passing

STEPS TO REMEDIATE

To remediate a failed test, you will need to advise these employees to enable the antivirus settings that adhere to your Code of Conduct.

Alternatively:

  1. Navigate to the Personnel page

  2. Select a Personnel and click to open the detail drawer

  3. Upload evidence that the personnel is using Malware Detection software

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