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Alex Ramos
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Hello all,

 

 

What is the best way to clean virus in the WO system?

We have been using usb flash drives and usb HDD to transfer media, so sure I have virus in the system.

 

How often you run antivirus, do install it and after remove it, or there a boot cd to clean the system?

 

Alex

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Hello all, What is the best way to clean virus in the WO system? We have been using usb flash drives and usb HDD to transfer media, so sure I have virus in the system. How often you run antivirus, do install it and after remove it, or there a boot cd to clean the system? Alex

We run our WATCHOUT Display systems with no anti-virus, no firewall.

The WATCHOUT Display system has no public network connections, no anti-virus software,

as per Dataton's recommendation in their Windows_7_Tweaking_list_2.1.pdf document.

We do install a hard drive archiving system (Acronis True Image) on each WATCHOUT computer.

When the system is built, Windows authenticated, tuned and tested, IP address set, etc.

we scan the system for any form of infection. Once that is clear,

we then make an image of the hard drive of each computer

and store it on that each individual computer's Acronis secure zone.

 

In the event of external storage infecting the system during production changes,

we simply restore the original installation on the Displays

from the image on each computer's Acronis secure zone.

Done that way, there is no need to re-authenticate Windows /

no need for an internet connection.

 

As all media is placed on displays by production, there is

no need to backup media on Display computers.

Of course, before restoring media to displays,

first clean up any contamination issues on Production.

 

WATCHOUT Production is a different story.

Depends on whether you intend to use production during playback or not.

If you plan to playback with displays only,

then run all the protection you feel you need on production - anti-virus, firewall, etc.

You will need to open / allow firewall ports used by WATCHOUT.

 

Personally, on Production, I would store all master media and show files on an external drive

and scan that drive from another computer for infection each time before connecting it to Production.

In that scenario, if there are no non-WATCHOUT network connections,

I would also run Production un-protected as well.

 

If you will run production during playback,

then you would probably want to remove any non-WATCHOUT network connections

and turn the protection stuff off during shows.

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