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The Host Intrusion Prevention binary SecCtrFw.exe is not trusted by Windows 10 after a system reboot
Technical Articles ID:   KB89221
Last Modified:  5/5/2017
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Environment

McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0
Microsoft Windows 10

Problem

After a system reboot, users receive a Windows prompts to trust the McAfee Host IPS binary SecCtrFw.exe:
 
Do you want to run this app?
You should only run apps that come from publishers you trust.

Publisher: McAfee, Inc.
Program: McAfee, Inc.
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Host Intrusion Prevention\SecCtrFw.exe

Cause

This is expected behavior. Windows 10 prompts users to run third-party binaries. The McAfee Host IPS binary SecCtrFw.exe is registered to communicate with Windows Security Center (WSC). WSC invokes SecCtrFw.exe with various switches to handle firewall-related requests.

Solution

Click Yes, I trust the publisher and want to run this app.

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