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McAfee Enterprise Access Protection settings and icon problem


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#1 123123123

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:41 AM

Hello,

 

I have McAfee Enterprise and am having some issues:

 

1) I am trying to figure out a good balance of settings. Does anyone have any ideas for Access Protection settings? Should this be turned on (turning it off doesn't seem to affect protection status in windows)? What should be selected? Is there any 'defaults' or way to restore defaults? I realize this depends, but if anyone has any ideas for a reasonable starting point or range, that would be great.

 

2) I cannot consistently get the McAfee logo or any sort of tray icon. I have the settings set to display it, but it is not consistently displayed. If I check, McAfee is running, but I prefer to have the icon there and it seems strange that it suddenly disappears.

 

3) McAfee access protection seems to have been blocking windows updates. Some googling revealed others report this problem, but it seems really strange that this hasn't been fixed...does anyone know how to fix this?

 

Any insights would be appreciated : )

 

Jake

 

 

 



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:13 PM

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

Do you have McAfee Enterprise on a personal computer?

Or is this a corporate computer?


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:08 AM

Quietman7, Thanks for the link, I think I read through this and tried some settings that seemed reasonable (the 'standard' ones), but still ran into trouble. For example, “Prevent Windows Process spoofing” was preventing Windows updates and many other tasks. Perhaps this is indicative of a problem, but multiple AV, malware scans have revealed nothing. I thought perhaps there might be some starting point that work well or some modifications of McAfee's suggestions. Currently, I have everything off in access protection (allowed but logged) because I couldn't seem to find a functional balance.

 

Didier Stevens, I have the enterprise license through my university. I guess the best explanation is a 'corporate' computer with minimal support? I have full control locally of the settings (not sure if this is always the case in a corporate environment).



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:46 PM

OK, then it is unlikely that you have a corporate policy enforced via the ePO server. Because that could explain your icon.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:46 PM

Okay, interesting re: the icon. I will look into this. Thank you for the feedback.






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