The policy defines standards for protecting YOUR COMPANY’s network from any threat related to Virus, Worm or Trojan Horse. These standards minimize the potential exposure to YOUR COMPANY from damages that may result from and unprotected network. Damages may include the loss of sensitive or company confidential data or intellectual property, damage to public image, damage to critical YOUR COMPANY internal systems, etc.
1. Always run the YOUR COMPANY standard, supported anti-virus software available from the YOUR COMPANY download site. Download and run the current version; download and install anti-virus software updates as they become available.
2. Never open any files or macros attached to an email from an unknown, suspicious, or un-trusted source. Delete these attachments immediately, then «double delete» them by emptying your trash.
3. Delete spam, chain, and other junk email without forwarding, per YOUR COMPANY’s Acceptable Use Policy.
4. Never download files from unknown or suspicious sources.
5. Avoid direct disk sharing with read/write access unless there is absolutely a business requirement to do so.
6. Always scan a floppy diskette from an unknown source for viruses before using it.
7. Back up critical data and system configurations regularly and store the data in a safe place.
8. If lab testing conflicts with anti-virus software, run the anti-virus utility to ensure a clean machine, disable the software, and then run the lab test. After the lab test, enable the anti-virus software. When the anti-virus software is disabled, do not run any applications that could transfer a virus, e.g., email or file sharing.
9. New viruses are discovered almost every day. Periodically check the company Anti-Virus Policy and this Recommended Processes list for updates.