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McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention ipc Service is taking up too much memory on the server.

When I bring up the Task Manager and the HIP ipc interface with MA 4.8+ (32 bit), McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention ipc Service is taking up loads of memory.  Almost 50% of the total memory it concerns me and I want to know why and why it's not releasing it.  It keeps building and other than rebooting the server I have no solution. This is on a windows server.  We have HIPS 8.0.0.4605 with patch 11.

Need help trying to figure out what is causing this.

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McAfee Employee ktankink
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Re: McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention ipc Service is taking up too much memory on the server.

Hi @Da_Kine I would first suggest upgrading the McAfee Agent version to the latest version applicable, since the 4.8 version is in "end of life" state since March 2018; ref https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/support/product-eol.html#product=mcafee_agent.

Re: McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention ipc Service is taking up too much memory on the server.

The HIP ipc interface with MA 4.8+ (32 bit), McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention ipc Service is from HipMgmt.exe.

Considering that it's an old version and not from the ePO, as ePO lists a newer version that should be on that server.  Would it be okay to remove or stop the service for the HipMgmt.exe?

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Re: McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention ipc Service is taking up too much memory on the server.

Removing or stopping the HIPS LPC service is not supported.

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