Understanding catch-up scans

A catch-up scan is a scan that is initiated because a regularly scheduled Forefront Client Security antimalware scan was missed.  Usually these scheduled scans are missed because the computer was turned off at the scheduled time.  The FCS documentation at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418896.aspx states: Scheduled malware scans enable you to choose the time of day when the…


Testing FCS antimalware detection with your own library

During evaluation of the Forefront Client Security antimalware protection many customers will review the information provided by independent antimalware testers such as http://www.av-test.org/ http://www.virusbtn.com/ http://www.av-comparatives.org/ (When reading these sites, note that Microsoft’s Forefront Client Security and OneCare products use the same malware protection engine and definitions) Other customers may want to test FCS detection capabilities…