Whilst installing McAfee at home on a freshly reset laptop, while the installer was at about 80% to completion of setup, a notification came up that reads:
when I check the protection history on Defender nothing shows up. This is a fresh install of Windows 10 and the only thing that is on the system is McAfee. Please advise on next steps... is this a threat which McAfee hasn’t picked up?
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McAfee did install successfully. I've just run the Malware tool, it removed like 60 items from the registry (mainly what appears to be VLC file associations) and 0 files. I think it is all clear now. Will run a full scan tomorrow in the morning.
Some Google searched found this on the McAfee Knowledge Center, and its date is very recent. Could this be it? Though I don't use McAfee Endpoint Security, I use Total Protection as a consumer licence.
Aha, just checked Event Viewer and sorted by Windows Defender. Found this, it was a false positive indeed. Thanks for letting me work this through, and for showing me the McAfee Malware removal software!
|Microsoft Defender Antivirus has detected malware or other potentially unwanted software.|
For more information please see the following:
Path: file:_C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Temp\qxzE386\hiphandlers.dll
Detection Origin: Local machine
Detection Type: Concrete
Detection Source: Real-Time Protection
Process Name: C:\Users\aminu\AppData\Local\Temp\CSISCache\Install\Download_Files\default\mpf\mcinst.exe
Security intelligence Version: AV: 1.303.25.0, AS: 1.303.25.0, NIS: 1.303.25.0
Engine Version: AM: 1.1.16400.2, NIS: 1.1.16400.2