Knowledge Center

Adding a process to exclude under Access Protection fails to take effect when the rule contains System:Remote
Technical Articles ID:  KB68560
Last Modified:  10/20/2015


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x

Problem 1

Specifying a Process to Exclude (for example, psexec.exe or sms.exe) in any Access Protection rule that includes the string System:Remote does not take effect.

Problem 2

Adding any process on the Process to Exclude field of the Access Protection rule Anti-virus Standard Protection:Prevent remote creation/modification of executable and configuration files does not take effect.


No information about which process is performing I/O (Input/Output) makes it across the network.


Disable the Access Protection rule that is using System:Remote. There is no way to add a specific process to be excluded when the access is performed across the network.

  1. Click Start, Programs, McAfee, VirusScan Console.
  2. Double-click Access Protection and select Anti-virus Standard Protection.
  3. Select the desired Access Protection rule.

    Prevent remote creation/modification of executable and configuration files
  4. Deselect Block and Report for that rule and click OK.
  5. Exit VirusScan Console.

Rate this document

Did this article resolve your issue?

Please provide any comments below

Beta Translate with

Select a desired language below to translate this page.

Glossary of Technical Terms

Highlight Glossary Terms

Please take a moment to browse our Glossary of Technical Terms.