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McAfee profiler shows ENS processes

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Hi All, During McAfee profiler scan, I have noticed that below McAfee process are being scanned by On-Access Scanner. I don't see any point in scanning the operations performed by these McAfee processes.

I would like to know if this is safe to exclude below processes in OAS Low risk policy.

  • mfewc.exe
  • mfetp.exe
  • mctray.exe
  • mfeatp.exe
  • masvc.exe
  • mfeesp.exe
  • UpdaterUI.exe
  • mfefw.exe
  • macompatsvc.exe
  • macmnsvc.exe

Thanks in advance.

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ryadav1
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Re: McAfee profiler shows ENS processes

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Hi  ,

Try disabling those components and check if that makes any difference. Usually  McAfee processes will not cause any potential impact on box. At times it may impact a lag on a particular application due to its modules , however upon isolating the ENS Component & Fine tuning the policy , we can achieve the stability on the system.

Thanks .

 

 

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ryadav1
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Hello ,

McAfee Profiles gives you the details about the File operations which are scanned by McAfee .These processes which is being scanned by McAfee would not cause any impact in the system. No need to have them added under any exclusion or defining it under low risk processes .

If there is any potential impact due to this , Feel free to raise a Service request recording the type of issue , procmom & AMRACE .

 

Thank you 

Re: McAfee profiler shows ENS processes

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@ryadav1 Users are reporting intermittent slowness issues so, I ran the McAfee profiler to see what file operations are being scanned. Interestingly, the McAfee processes shows under top 10 process list.

If these McAfee processes are not being scanned by OAS, any reason for showing in profiler? 

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Hi ,

i would rather suggest to run procmon and check  as that would provide more specifics in terms of performance .

whether or not there is an issue , McAfee profiles just lists out the top processes running on the box , doesn't really mean that these processes are causing any performance issue . 

Thank you 

Re: McAfee profiler shows ENS processes

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Hi @ryadav1 

As per KB50981, adding IRP_MJ_READ to ProcMon filter will cover all the files which are being scanned by OAS ? Or do we need to add any other filters to determine the files scanned by OAS ? 

Also, how to determine if the slowness is due to any other modules such as Exploit Prevention, access protection and ATP ?

 

Thanks in advance.

ryadav1
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Re: McAfee profiler shows ENS processes

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Hi  ,

Try disabling those components and check if that makes any difference. Usually  McAfee processes will not cause any potential impact on box. At times it may impact a lag on a particular application due to its modules , however upon isolating the ENS Component & Fine tuning the policy , we can achieve the stability on the system.

Thanks .

 

 

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Re: McAfee profiler shows ENS processes

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@ryadav1 wrote:

Hi ,

i would rather suggest to run procmon and check  as that would provide more specifics in terms of performance .

whether or not there is an issue , McAfee profiles just lists out the top processes running on the box , doesn't really mean that these processes are causing any performance issue . 

Thank you 


Isn't your statement "McAfee profiles just lists out the top processes running on the box", contradicting what the Readme that comes with McAfee Profiler says?

ABOUT MCAFEE PROFILER

McAfee Profiler gathers statistics from the systems that shows how on-access scan is affecting the CPU.

McAfee Profiler captures top processes and files that are accessed by on-access scan. Based on the data collected, an administrator can decide if they want to exclude a process or a file for scanning to reduce the impact on the system.

How come the McAfee Profiler didn't show any McAfee processes in this center stage video on youtube, https://youtu.be/7uLjO6sd4RI?t=471, yet I see every single McAfee process running on my machine, in the top 25 processes? Did they get a special one for the video?

 

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Hello,

The customer asked the right question. Why is there no FIXED Option (Checkbox) do exclude the Mcafee Process itself? Please integrate that in your Debug/Analyse tool which help your to reduce your workload on your side. Don't tell him to open a stupid request or case just do it once.

I would also like to state that in the ten past years there have been some issues with False/Psotive on products to other products within mcafee itself (DLP etc.). So excludij Mcafee process and service in the profiler tool would be a good idea from that view?

You can monthly see this when you rollout a new mcafee monthly products in a TIE covered enviroement itself. (I don't mean the Microsoft Framework Code which is unique on each machine).

We never used to the tool again after some times. Also use Procmon for analyse and for Boot performance the WPA from Microsoft.

Greeting from a Mcafee Partner

 

 

 

 

 

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