Desktop Authority's Anti-Spyware object provides the ability to scan clients, detect unwanted spyware and report on it. With the optional subscription service, Desktop Authority will remove or quarantine suspected spyware.
Desktop Authority's spyware detection and removal capability is based on the detection and removal engine from a leader in anti-spyware software, Aluria Software.
The Anti-Spyware detection object can be configured to run on:
Anti-Spyware detection cannot be configured to run on:
- Tablet PCs
- Embedded PCs
- Terminal Servers
- Member Server
- Domain Controllers
- Windows 95
Anti-Spyware has the ability to scan client computers and report on suspected spyware. The Anti-Spyware object does not allow suspected spyware to be removed or quarantined from the system unless the Anti-Spyware Subscription service is purchased. When the Patch Management service is installed, the configured download servers will query scriptlogic.com to determine the product mode and download updated anti-spyware definition files when available.
Each scan on a client computer will create a log file named SpywareItems.log. This log file is created on each client in the \Program Files\ScriptLogic\AntiSpyware folder. The log file should be looked over to determine that all programs deemed to be spyware are potential spyware programs. If a program is mistakenly believed to be spyware it should be added to the Exclude list so it is not reported on each time the scan is run. The next time a scan is run on the client the program will be restored.
Periodically, an updated anti-spyware definition file will be retrieved from the ScriptLogic web site. The definition file will contain the latest known spyware agents. Getting Spyware definition updates requires the use of the Patch Management service. The Patch Management service provides an avenue to update client systems with patches as well as Anti-Spyware definition updates. Configure the Patch Management service in Server Manager.
As Desktop Authority processes the configuration elements defined by the configuration list, Validation Logic is applied to each element, beginning with the top of the list. Prioritize the list entries by clicking Move Up and Move Down to reorganize the list. If more than one Anti-Spyware element is validated for a client, only the last element in the list will be applied to the client. All other elements will be ignored