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McAfee processes can be easily terminated

Why can the mcafee proceses be so easily terminated?Any scareware can easily disable the mcafee process "mcagent" as I did just using task manager .Why arent the processes protected against termination like other AV products?

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Re: McAfee processes can be easily terminated

An interesting point which I will bring up on our Monday afternoon conference call with McAfee.  

Re: McAfee processes can be easily terminated

Great.Thanks.Hope Mcafee Sorts this out

Re: McAfee processes can be easily terminated

mcagent is simply the desktop user interface so it has no effect on whether the protection is on or not.  Others should be prevented from being stopped by Access Protection.

You may be able to temporarily stop them in Task Manager but they should start right up again, in other words they didn't really stop.

That's the answer I just got on the call.    

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