Title: Applications scanning for malicious code must support organizational requirements to configure malicious code protection mechanisms to perform periodic scans of the information system on an organization defined frequency.
Vulnerability ID: V-32582
IA Controls: None
Description: Malicious code protection mechanisms include but are not limited to anti-virus and malware detection software. In order to minimize potential negative impact to the organization that can be caused by malicious code, it is imperative that malicious code is identified and eradicated.
Malicious code includes viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and Spyware. It is not enough to simply have the software installed. This software must periodically scan the system to search for malware on an organization defined frequency.
This requirement is specific to applications providing malicious code protection. This requirement is NA for databases.
Check Text: This check is NA for databases.
Fix Text: This fix is NA for databases.[divider]
As noted, this does not apply to SQL Server databases.
Do be sure that any software that performs checks for malicious code (Anti-virus, etc) exclude the default file types for SQL Server as they can cause MAJOR performance issues.
The file extensions that are recommended to exclude are: MDF, LDF, NDF, BAK and TRN.
For improved security , be sure to only exclude these files in the directories setup and used by SQL Server.