Recently we discovered that some of our files had been
overwritten which should not have been. The first thing
that pops into my mind is "Do we have a virus?" How can
I check if we have a virus or not? What Digital products
are available to recover from a virus?
The Answer is:
There are no known viruses in circulation for OpenVMS systems - the design of
OpenVMS makes the implementation and spread of viruses difficult. Digital
does offer products that help detect and protect against accidental or
malicious modification of system images, including:
POLYCENTER Security Intrusion Detector
POLYCENTER Security Reporting Facility
POLYCENTER Security Compliance Manager
Your overwritten files are more likely the result of a deliberate or
accidental action of a local user than a virus.