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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: [somewhat OT] Apache Tomcat7 service start randomly after the installation of McAfee antivirus.
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:22:48 GMT
Leo Donahue wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 2:33 AM, André Warnier <> wrote:
>> Blachon, Philippe wrote:
>>> Good morning,
>>> We have 4 identical servers with a scheduled task running every night on
>>> each of them. This task Stop Tomcat -> Update some data -> Start Tomcat.
>>> This worked fine for months.
>>> We have installed a new antivirus McAfee 3 weeks ago. Now the Tomcat7
>>> service starts randomly. At least 1 of the 4 server needs a manual start of
>>> the Tomcat7 service every morning.
>>> Do you know if there is specifics problems between Tomcat and Mc Afee ?
>>> We have already tried to exclude Tomcat.exe from McAfee scanning. Is
>>> there other thing we could exclude without compromising the security ?
>>> Configuration:
>>> Windows server 2008 R2 Standard - SP1
>>> Apache Tomcat 7.0.29 Server
>>> McAffee Agent
>>> Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.04001
>>> Thanks, have a nice day,
>>> Philippe Blachon.
>> Not a direct answer to your question, but maybe a bit of lateral and
>> logical thinking here :
>> Why would one run a virus scanner permanently on a Tomcat server ?
> Does the OP work in the government?  My former employer had virus scanning
> software on every server.  You couldn't get a server image without it.
> The answer to that question is really based on policy, if he works in
> government.  Eventually, that server has the potential for getting a virus
> somehow from something or someone, and someone has to answer the question:
> "why wasn't there virus scanning software on the server?"

Leo, I understand what you're saying above.
But if one extrapolates that logic, then at some point the whole IT infrastructure and the

whole Internet would grind to a halt, as only the POTUS would be allowed to upload 
anything onto a computer.

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