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MFEVTPS generating high CPU activity


anyone here has an idea why MFEVTPS.exe process might be generating high CPU usage? The ENS Version installed on the system is 10.6.1. If no suggetions to the possible cause are availible I will settle for propositions on how to investigate this 😉

"Mfevtps.exe is the process used to validate the digital signature of a file and modules loaded in a process" - what processes are meant here?

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Reliable Contributor Daveb3d
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Re: MFEVTPS generating high CPU activity

It shouldn't...  I'd suggest you get debug logs, amtrace, procmon log and a process dump and open a ticket. 

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Re: MFEVTPS generating high CPU activity


High CPU usage might occur with McAfee processes, such as MFEVTPS.EXE and MFEESP.EXE, on systems that use ENS, where the Treat match as intrusion or the Log matching traffic option is enabled, on Firewall rules that generate a high number of events. Examples of such rules include DENY ALL or ALLOW ALL.

If you enable these logging options in Firewall rules that trigger lots of event activity, it might cause performance issues. So, enable the logging options only on Firewall rules that do not generate a high number of events. If you encounter this scenario, and disable the logging options on a Firewall rule triggering a high number of events, it might take some time to flush out the backlog of events, before you see the CPU usage decrease.

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