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McAfee Enterprise; Access Protection; temp files

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#1 CWD1127


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:51 AM

I have McAfee Enterprise on my computer (from my spouse's work because he works at home sometimes). I'm running Windows XP. We recently installed a new hard drive mostly due to a nasty worm.

I know this is going to sound a little confusing - but that's because I'm confused about firewalls, etc.

My questions have to do with the McAfee Enterprise Access Protection Log; A log is generated everytime there is an event... one of the recurring messages I get is the following:

7/28/2010 12:07:24 AM Would be blocked by Access Protection rule (rule is currently not enforced) COMPUTER1\Cecelia C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Documents and Settings\Cecelia\Local Settings\Temp\IXP000.TMP\setup_wm.exe Common Standard Protection:Prevent common programs from running files from the Temp folder Action blocked : Execute

I am taking this to mean that if I set it (is "it" the firewall?) up the correct way, the rule would be enforced and whatever it is would not have run in the temp file. At the time I was loading a program I needed. This has happened whenever I download or load a program.

My questions: Is it okay to block things from running in there? Don't they need a place to run temporarily? I don't think this is internet temp folder, is it? I empty it once a day.

Can someone explain this to me in simple terms? I want to use this to my best advantage, but I don't want to handcuff myself when I want to load or download .... Also, I was advised years ago to delete everything in C:\Windows\Temp - I still do it out of habit - does this take care of the above?

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