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Access Protection Default Rules question

Working with McAfee EPO 5.3 and VirusScan 8.8 patch 7

I am cleaning up my default Access Protection rules.  Usually, when I do this, I make a copy of McAfee Default and then pick through it to add back in my own exclusions from the rule I am cleaning up.  As I am doing this I am noticing some changes I have a question about,

For example, I am looking at this specific rule Workstations: Common Standard Protection:Prevent modification of McAfee files and setttings

My own current policy has exclusions like this (duplicated from the default previously I think),,,

**\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\csscan.exe

The current McAfee Default rule looks like


I am not sure if my own rules are more current or if these differently formatted rules in DEFAULT are newer.

There are a few excluded McAfee processes in my rules that are not in the default exclusions and I wonder if I should remove them or if I added them due to KB articles over time or something...

In my exclusions, not in McAfee Default exclusions...

mfevtps.exe  -- think this is new ACC core process...

**\Common Files\McAfee\DATReputation\mcdatrep.exe   --- this this is part of DAT Reputation...

cleanmgr.exe -- not sure this is a mcafee process or not

So, not sure if MY rules are newer or if DEFAULT rules are newer.

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Re: Access Protection Default Rules question


McAfee is regularly updating those rules so they should be fine but you can still duplicate and amend them in case you notice false-positives for example.

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