Further when i dig through the navigation to find the file in quarantine -it doesn't list the original file name or location - just the virus name i thinks it is contaminated with - this worthless info. No details what file this corresponds too?
I see the program name (and details when i pull down the little widget with the file location) - so nevermind on that part (others just have the virus name if they were in the middle of downloading it looks like).
At the present time the real-time scanning can only be told to trust something it has identified as a PUP or Possibly Unwanted Program. We believe trusting of other objects is coming soon. We saw it briefly appear in a beta version but it has gone back for further testing.
Until then yes, like with all antivirus companies, you have to submit something if you want it cleared.
Either here: http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat-center/resources/how-to-submit-sample.aspx or you can do it on a commercial basis here: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB66642&pmv=print
However, from the name of it it looks like some kind of data miner, and those generally are regarded with suspicion so I can't promise anything.
To submit it you will have to first disable Real-Time Scanning in SecurityCenter > Virus and Spyware Protection, then go into the Quarantine folders via Navigation and restore them to where they were.
Then submit them for analysis.
Well thanks for quick reply - my thoughts are 1) the submit button in the quarantine doesn't work (is there a bug for this open?), and the help that says it will prompt me is wrong (again they should open a bug to fix that help).
I guess I'll uninstall mcafee (my subscription is about up anyway) and go w/ microsoft or another free virus scanner and see if they work any better.
The program and source are available - not a virus - just a crypto currency miner for graphics cards.
Don't use that button, it's a throw-back to an earlier time and will be removed in future releases I believe. Most ISP's block those channels now so it rarely works. You will have to disable real-time scanning first, then click the restore button to put the file back where it came from. Then submit it as instructed in the link.