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Users are prompted to trust the publisher for AMCFG.exe after clicking the Remediation button for McAfee Endpoint Security in the Windows Action Center
Technical Articles ID:   KB88121
Last Modified:  10/26/2017
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Environment

McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x

Microsoft Windows Action Center on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista

Problem

After installing ENS Threat Prevention, users are prompted to trust the publisher for AMCFG.exe after they click Remediation for McAfee Endpoint Security in the Windows Action Center. The pop-up prompt appears if the latest DAT is not applied on the system and the On-Access Scanner is disabled.

Cause

The Windows Action Center provides alerts to users when content is out of date. It also enables a button that allows a user to click Update to check the ENS registered content update application (AMCFG.exe) and then run it. The initial check that Windows performs only verifies whether the application is signed by Microsoft, and always prompts the user to trust or not trust the publisher before running AMCFG.exe. This check does not store the user's selection to trust the publisher; it prompts the user again if they try to update content using Windows Action Center again instead of updating through ENS.

Solution

McAfee has determined that this issue is a Windows issue. Changes in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (also referred to as Windows 10 RS3) correct this issue.

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