This content has been marked as final. Show 2 replies
I called McAfee about the same thing - I was told it was related to the Artemis technology.
I'm not 100% sure I believe that, however I did end up allowing that app to "call home".
It has nothing to do with Artemis.
Validation Trust Protection (VTP) ensures McAfee processes are secure against vulnerabilies that could be leveraged by an attacker to gain additional privileges on a system. VTP monitors privileges granted to McAfee drivers by the operating system kernel interface during code execution and ensures the validity of McAfee processes utilizing those drivers. Only processes that contain code signed by either McAfee or Microsoft will be trusted to utilize most aspects of McAfee drivers.
It protects HIP drivers from attack and prevents them from being replaced thus giving malware an opening into the kernel.