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Hotfix 803520 adds Windows Firewall Category Registration
Technical Articles ID:   KB79262
Last Modified:  6/19/2014


McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0



Hotfix 803520 adds Firewall Category Registration for Windows operating systems. This functionality applies to versions (and later).

Host IPS 8.0 registers with Windows Firewall in three categories:
  • BootTimeRuleCategory
  • FirewallRuleCategory
  • StealthRuleCategory
Ownership of the fourth category (ConSecRuleRuleCategory) is left with Windows Firewall because this is required by Windows DirectAccess. This is according to Microsoft's guidance.

When the Host IPS Firewall is enabled, Windows Firewall stops working except for ConSecRuleRuleCategory.

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