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Question about logs and bypass of McAfee

I´m looking for what is the log that McAfee gives when is disable, attempt to bypass or successful bypass.

I didnt found that information in the documentation.

I´m trying to make a yara rule to alert when McAfee is disable but i cant find the right logs.

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Re: Question about logs and bypass of McAfee

Hi @MChalyy 

Greeting from McAfee,

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. We request you to kindly share the OS details along with McAfee version.

Alternatively, You can always contact the chat support using below link for immediate assistance.

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Re: Question about logs and bypass of McAfee

My OS is W11 23H2 and the McAfee version is the latest one released.

Everything is updated.

Contributor II
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Re: Question about logs and bypass of McAfee

Hi @MChalyy YT3converter
When attempting to detect McAfee being disabled or bypassed, you may not find specific logs dedicated solely to these events in McAfee's documentation. However, you can look for indicators across various logs and system events that might suggest tampering or bypass attempts.

These indicators could include:

  1. Events in the Windows Event Viewer related to security software modifications or service status changes.
  2. Alerts from McAfee's own logs indicating changes to its protection status or services.
  3. Anomalies in system behavior, such as sudden performance drops or unexpected changes in network traffic patterns.
  4. Suspicious processes or activities identified by security monitoring tools or endpoint detection and response (EDR) systems.

To create a YARA rule for alerting on McAfee disablement, consider incorporating patterns or behaviors indicative of such events. This could include changes in registry keys, service statuses, or file modifications associated with McAfee's operation. Additionally, leveraging EDR solutions or SIEM platforms may provide more comprehensive monitoring and alerting capabilities for detecting McAfee bypass attempts or disablement events.

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