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From Leo Donahue <>
Subject Re: [somewhat OT] Apache Tomcat7 service start randomly after the installation of McAfee antivirus.
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:28:36 GMT
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?"


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