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VPN and Virus Scanning

By mmanning ·
I have 2 questions regarding VPN:

1. Is there a way to achieve centralized Virus Scanning that incorporates the VPN remote user?

2. In a Tech Republic article it was stated:
"Via the logon script, we detect if clients have our antivirus installed; if they don't, a complete version of the software is pushed out to them. If they elect not to install the software, their remote network session is
terminated."

Does anyone know where such a script might be obtained that can be modified for our own purposes?

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by chriswales In reply to VPN and Virus Scanning

Some of that depends on the VPN/Firewall setup.
I have a SonicWall Pro VPN set-up with the anti-virus subscription. When a client connects it will automatically update their virus signatures. Here's a sample update script. **Stolen shamelsessly from Techrepublic**

net use v: \\srvpdc\virus$ /yes
if exist "c:\vupdate" goto :next
md "c:\vupdate"
:next
if exist "c:\vupdate\vupdate.exe" deltree /y "c:\vupdate\vupdate.exe"
cls
if not exist "C:\Program Files\AntiVirus\program.exe" goto :END
if exist "c:\vupdate\march16.txt" goto :END
goto :update
:update
deltree /y "c:\vupdate\*.*"
copy v:\march16.txt c:\vupdate
copy v:\vupdate.exe c:\vupdate
cls
echo _______________________________________________
echo -=YOUR VIRUS DEFINITIONS ARE OUT OF DATE=-
echo -=AND WILL NOW BE UPGRADED=-
echo _______________________________________________
ECHO _______________________________________________
echo -==== INFORMATION ====-
echo -=YOUR VIRUS SOFTWARE IS NOW UP TO DATE=-
ECHO -=REMEMBER=-
ECHO -=DO A FULL SCAN=-
ECHO -=HOWTO: OPEN THE ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAM, HIT "GO"=-
ECHO _______________________________________________
PAUSE
start "c:\vupdate\vupdate.exe"
GOTO :END

:END

This example uses a different strategy. We start by mapping a network share that contains the software update. Then, we see whether the user already has a folder with the update. If so, we delete it. After that, we check to see whether the user has the antivirus program installed and has the current update. If not, we copy the files to the local machine and run the update. We know that we could run the update from the remote share, but this is a way to ensure that we apply the correct update and that we only do it once.

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