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willsonlebig
Level 11

MCAFEE EERM with Malware-proof mode (Read only option)

Hi all,

Have an idea concerning McAfee EERM (Endpoint Encryption For Removable Media that can be very useful for all of us!

In fact I would like McAfee developper Team to

1/ add Malware-proof mode (Read only option) and to McAfee EERM to secure the USB drive again.

3/ protect against formating in case somebody who is not the owner of the usb drive (don't know the authentication information)

2/ develop an option to integrate McAfee antivirus in the USB drive

These options will avoid not only the USB drive to be infected by virus when we want to share data with another computer that we are not sure about the state of protection but also the USB key could not format accidentally by others users in case they don't know the password.

Please see the following picture if you don't catch me well.

MCAFEE EERM 2 with Read only option.PNG

I need your idea and point of view about the subject!

Thank you in advance!

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SafeBoot
Level 21

Re: MCAFEE EERM with Malware-proof mode (Read only option)

read-only mode is technically possible, preventing formatting is not as the user has no software on their machine - there's nothing we can do to stop Windows formatting a USB stick without any McAfee software running.

Also, read-only mode would only apply to the EERM container itself, not to the actual USB stick (again, no software running) so it would not be possible to protect the stick itself from infection, only the files in the secure container.

So, not too useful I think.

Message was edited by: SafeBoot on 7/11/14 12:36:27 PM EDT
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willsonlebig
Level 11

Re: MCAFEE EERM with Malware-proof mode (Read only option)

For me it is very useful, because an encryption software like McAfee EERM should have an autoprotection option to prevent users to deIete the EERM.

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SafeBoot
Level 21

Re: MCAFEE EERM with Malware-proof mode (Read only option)

As I say, before you run eerm there's no mcafee software running, so we can't do anything at all.

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