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Microsoft teams and Endpoint security performance

Hi,

What is your experience with Microsoft teams and Endpoint Security? During teams meetings, sharing screens, audio? Microsoft teams is really resource intensive

I have no issues with the teams performance and ENS "let McAfee decide onaccess scan policy" but some users are complaining. 

Microsoft recommendations is to exclude this:

  • %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\teams.exe
  • %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\update.exe
  • %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\stage\squirrel.exe

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/troubleshoot/teams-administration/include-exclude-te...

But this is risky

I saw a comment in the Microssoft community:

"If I was an attacker, I would create malware with the names teams.exe and update.exe."

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36791443-teams-exe-malware-exc...

 

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Re: Microsoft teams and Endpoint security performance

If you do it as a low risk process, it isn't a bit risk.  The executables themselves are still scanned at execution, but their activity is not monitored.  If you did it as a general file/path exclusion, the risk is much higher.

Dave

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