Upon launching Cisco Cache Cleaner for SSLVPN, or initially launching Cicso AnyConnect VPN Client, the McAfee Security Center --> Internet & Network tab flashes every 20 seconds and displays the following message: "Please wait until SecurityCenter finishes collecting your configuration details...". McAfee then minimizes and control is restored to me. I gave Cache Cleaner and the VPN client full access to the Internet in the Firewall.
Anyone know what could be invoking McAfee SecurityCenter every 20 seconds?
Cisco Cache Cleaner for SSLVPN Version: 3.30 Build 151
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Version: 2.2.0140
McAfee Security Center Version: 9.0 Build: 9.0.295 Last update: 11/13/08
Tried disabling the splash screen, but to no avail. Am still holding out hope that switching AV products and/or uninstall & reinstall won't be necessary, because I'm on a corporate laptop and that'll require another act of Congress ;-).
It seems as though the firewall or the Security Center are detecting an event every 20 seconds or so, and responding to it by bring up the app, then closing it automatically after it's satisfied that nothing is amiss. If I can find out what it's querying perhaps I can disable that for the Cisco VPN, or just disable that check altogether.
That's a fair question. The answer is that I'm an independent consultant using my small business laptop (personal) to connect to my client's network (corporate). They dictate what's authorized on their employees' home computers if they want to connect (which is what I'm emulating). My alternative is to have them supply me with a true corporate laptop, but then I'd have to travel with two machines and one is enough of a pain to keep working and lug around ;-).
That's always the first step, isn't it - I wonder why software never installs correctly the first time, but the second time should fix it ;-). Actually, I'm working with the client's IT team to upgrade their firewall first, and failing that I'll have to go down the path of "uninstall and reinstall" the various components.