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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:  8/21/2012



Problem 1

Specifying a Process to Exclude (like psexec.exe, sms.exe, etc) in any Access Protection rule which 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 which is using System:Remote. There is no way to add a specific process to be excluded when the access is performed across the network.

Via VirusScan Console:

  1. Click Start, Programs, McAfee, VirusScan Console.
  2. Double-clickAccess 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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Affected Products

VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i

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