About Antivirus Inventory

Article:HOWTO59443  |  Created: 2011-10-05  |  Updated: 2011-10-05  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59443
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About Antivirus Inventory

Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component lets you deploy and manage your Symantec Endpoint Protection clients from the Symantec Management Console. Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component includes a feature called Antivirus Inventory. When Antivirus Inventory is run, it searches for common types of antivirus software. If a recognized type of antivirus is located on a managed computer, this data is stored for reporting purposes. This data is also reflected in the Antivirus Version Summary pie-chart and the Antivirus Summary report on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Home page.

Antivirus Inventory can also identify computers with tamper protection enabled. If the feature tamper protection is enabled on a computer, the computer is displayed in the following report: Computers on which tamper protection is detected and enabled.

See Viewing computers on which Tamper Protection is detected and enabled.

If computers have a recognized type of antivirus, the antivirus software is first removed before your Symantec Endpoint Protection client package is installed. This functionality occurs if you apply the following tasks:

  • Migrate computers to latest Symantec Endpoint Protection client.

  • Install Symantec Endpoint Protection client.

  • Uninstall antivirus.

See Migrating computers to the latest Symantec Endpoint Protection client.

See Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection clients remotely.

See Uninstalling antivirus software remotely.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component can remove the following software from your managed computers:

  • CA Anti-Virus for Enterprise

  • CA eTrust Threat Management Agent

  • ESET

  • F-Secure Anti-Virus for Windows Servers

  • Kaspersky Antivirus

  • Trend MICRO OfficeScan

  • McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise

  • McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise

  • Sophos Anti-Virus

  • Sophos Endpoint Security and Control

  • Symantec Anti Virus

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Enterprise Edition

See Running an antivirus inventory

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