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Adding a process to exclude under Access Protection fails to take effect when the rule contains System:Remote
Technical Articles ID:   KB68560
Last Modified:  11/3/2016


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x


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.


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.

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VirusScan Enterprise 8.8

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