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McShield blocked

I have several Windows 2016 servers configured with Maximum Protection.

Log entries of Access Protection rules blocking C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MCAFEE\SYSTEMCORE\MCSHIELD.EXE are excessively numerous.

  • Anti-virus Maximum Protection: Protect cached files from password and email address stealers
  • Anti-virus Standard Protection: Prevent use of tftp.exe
  • Anti-virus Standard Protection: Prevent user rights policies from being altered
  • Anti-virus Standard Protection: Prevent Windows Process spoofing
  • Common Standard Protection: Protect Mozilla & FireFox files and settings
  • Virtual Machine Protection: Prevent modification of VMWare Workstation files and settings


Why is McAfee Access Protection blocking a McAfee app?

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Re: McShield blocked

Hi @CAM591 ,

We request you to kindly share the McAfee version that is installed on your device along with the OS version.


Murali Krishnan

McAfee Support

Message 3 of 3

Re: McShield blocked

McAfee version:

Engine 5800.7501

DAT 10997.0000

OS version: Windows Server 2016 Standard


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