WARNING: Issue with Trend Micro AV definitions affecting SharePoint

UPDATE: 12/7 – We have released a KB article to provide more information. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3211219 I’ve been alerted to an issue with Trend Micro antivirus scanners causing problems for SharePoint, and reporting SharePoint files as being infected with a virus. Apparently there was an issue with the updates released sometime last night/this am, which flagged SharePoint javascript…


Antivirus for SharePoint 2013

This post is meant to be a follow up to my previous post regarding SharePoint Antivirus solutions. I’ve seen a number of questions lately asking about AV scanners that plug into SharePoint 2013, sometimes running on Windows Server 2012. As of today, the only product that has an RTM version of an antivirus solution for…


AV Scanner Exclusions KB Updated

I just wanted to point out that the KB that details file/folder exclusions for local AV scanners has been updated. One important addition is the exclusion of the Blobcache folder for SharePoint. Review the KB to make sure you’re still in compliance. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952167


ForeFront for SharePoint Issue

This post’s goal is to serve as a word of warning when using ForeFront and SharePoint together. If you’re going to disable ForeFront (or any of its services), please first disconnect SharePoint and ForeFront in Central Admin for SharePoint. If you don’t, ForeFront will think that it has been attacked and will flag all of your…


SharePoint Anti-virus scanning exclusions

Occasionally different anti-virus products can interfere with SharePoint operations. The following is a list of suggested locations to exclude from your AV scanner. Remember, this is merely a suggestion, so use at your own risk!1.  %PROGRAM FILES%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\122.  %WINNT%\temp3.  %PROGRAM FILES%\Microsoft Office Server4.  %WINNT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\5.  Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\     (the config…