SEPM 12.1 needs the "Clear Infected Status" button.
The "Clear Infected Status" button is missing from 12.1 SEPM as documented here:
There is now in SEPM v12 no quick way to clear the infected status (to delete the flag) for administrative purposes.
Why is this feature needed? For example,
Responding to the threat flags (plural) on the Computer Status log. suppose I work on one remote machine, perhaps just deleting a malfile. Then I send a scan command from the SEPM for a degree of assurance that the matter is resolved.
Now I need to clear that infected flag so that it is out of the way (no longer a distraction) and I can work on just the flags that need my attention, with the assurance that if the scan I just invoked finds the file has returned, a new flag for that client will appear the the Comp Stat log.
That is one typical scenario. Please vote up if you have limited staff and want your machines clean.
Yes I understand that the SEP 12.1 approach is: you send the scan command and if it returns clean, THEN the flag gets cleared. One problem with that is that I need the flag to be GONE when I am done working so I can go on to the others and not have to keep re hashing my way through through all the ones I have already fixed, trying to keep track of which flags to quit reading which are old which are new - re-opening the flag to see what the date(s) are on the detections listed there.
( A quick scan might not clear the flag. See the Solution here: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-clear-still-infected-pcs-virus-and-risks-activity-summary-sepm-121-ru1-mp1-console#comment-7670341 )
Worse, it seem that all flags will clear anyway after 12 hours or 24 hours. Home page Security Status > Preferences > first tab. which is not good if you do not work seven days a week.
This change was made to give “a more accurate status for how many client computers really are infected.” So, a mere count will be more accurate but it is now harder to actually fix machines.
Thank you for your consideration.