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McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service added in Host Intrusion Prevention 7.0 Patch 3
Technical Articles ID:  KB60356
Last Modified:  6/19/2014


McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention 7.0 Patch 3


The Host Intrusion Prevention 7.0 Patch 3 installation adds the McAfee Validation Trust Protection service (mfevtps.exe).

Validation Trust Protection (VTP) ensures McAfee processes are secure against vulnerabilies that could be leveraged by an attacker to gain additional privileges on a system. VTP monitors privileges granted to McAfee drivers by the operating system kernel interface during code execution and ensures the validity of McAfee processes utilizing those drivers. Only processes that contain code signed by either McAfee or Microsoft will be trusted to utilize most aspects of McAfee drivers.   

This service, mfevtps.exe, is required to run on Host Intrusion Prevention 7.0 Patch 3 clients and cannot be terminated during runtime.


If there are any suspected issues with the McAfee Validation Trust Protection service, contact McAfee Support.

For Technical Support contact details:
Go to http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/contact-us.aspx#ht=tab-techsupport and select your country from the drop-down list.

Log in to the ServicePortal at https://support.mcafee.com:
  • If you are a registered user, type your User Id and Password, and click Log In.
  • If you are not a registered user, click Register and complete the required fields. Your password and login instructions will be emailed to you.

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