6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2017 7:13 PM by __pj

    McAfee Agent requesting wpad.dat


      Hi all,


      I'm curious as to why McAfee Agent is requesting proxy configuration from a WPAD host.


      An example request to http://wpad.example.com/


      "GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1" 200 217 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; SPIPE/3.0; Windows) McAfee Agent"


      Agent version is This site has only just configured WPAD so cannot say whether this was the case with earlier versions of the Agent.


      I cannot find any documented reference to this behaviour, and can't think why it would occur. On some systems the Agent requests wpad.dat multiple (~10) times per minute.

      Any ideas appreciated.