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Pause or Stop Mcafee Services

I just installed VirusScan Enteprise 8.7.0i and observed that I cannot either stop or pause any of the Mcafee service, even when login as adminstrator.

How can I go about this?

Thanks
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tonyb99
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RE: Pause or Stop Mcafee Services

disable the access protection rules from the console/access protection/ properties that are set to stop the macfee services being stopped/altered.

there are 3 rules under common standard protection and also an additional tick box at the bottom of the main screen

RE: Pause or Stop Mcafee Services

Thanks for the response, but I would have expected local administrator account be able to start/stop the services irrespectibe of the setting being enabled.
tonyb99
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RE: Pause or Stop Mcafee Services

no....

RE: Pause or Stop Mcafee Services

the mcafee services protection is been build in the software to prevent local administrators from disabling the software. the reason for this is that an administrator could run a virus, which first tries to kill the mcshield, then install itself. it is a very good feature of virusscan that you simply need to get used to. if you disable the feature don't be surprised if on any moment you get infected happy
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Re: Pause or Stop Mcafee Services

Marking this thread as 'Assumed Answered' and Locking it, as it is over 9 years old.

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