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McAfee Blocking McAfee Validation Trust Protection (mfevtps.exe) ; Also Full Path to SVCHOST.EXE In Exceptions?

I see this in our ePO server's threat events often. Is there any way to prevent this from filling our logs while keeping McAfee safe? Perhaps I should add SVCHOST.EXE to the rules exceptions?

Event Received Time:5/5/16 7:16:57 AM
Event Generated Time:5/4/16 6:51:02 PM
Agent GUID:61EE361A-0D6A-11E6-1398-A0D3C126B3F2
Detecting Prod ID (deprecated):VIRUSCAN8800
Detecting Product Name:VirusScan Enterprise
Detecting Product Version:8.8
Detecting Product Host Name:ComputerName01
Detecting Product IPv4 Address:
Detecting Product IP Address:
Detecting Product MAC Address:
DAT Version:
Engine Version:
Threat Source Host Name:_
Threat Source IPv4 Address:
Threat Source IP Address:
Threat Source MAC Address:
Threat Source User Name:
Threat Source Process Name:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE
Threat Source URL:
Threat Target Host Name:ComputerName01
Threat Target IPv4 Address:
Threat Target IP Address:
Threat Target MAC Address:
Threat Target User Name:NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Threat Target Port Number:
Threat Target Network Protocol:
Threat Target Process Name:
Event Category:'File' class or access
Event ID:1092
Threat Severity:Notice
Threat Name:Common Standard Protection:Prevent termination of McAfee processes
Threat Type:access protection
Action Taken:deny terminate
Threat Handled:True
Analyzer Detection Method:OAS

Events received from managed systems

Event Description:Access Protection rule violation detected and blocked

Also is it a better idea to add C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE as an exception rather than SVCHOST.EXE, in case some malware names itself SVCHOST.EXE?

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Re: McAfee Blocking McAfee Validation Trust Protection (mfevtps.exe) ; Also Full Path to SVCHOST.EXE


usually such events come to be false positives but McAfee updates the rules regularly to strengthen the defensive actions. It depends how many events you receive but you can monitor and take actions if they are bigger amount. You can also set purge tasks to empty some of them if you are concerned in regards to space..

Regarding the exceptions, it is always better to be as specific as you can to keep the risk lower.

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