Solved

Need to exclude OSX process from Mcafee anitmalware 9.1

Posted on 2013-01-10
1
1,218 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
When I run diskutility on my mac running osx 10.8 is takes a long time. Seems mcafee anitmare ware scanner is scanning all files that the "repair permissions" process under diskutility touches.

So how can I exclude the diskutility process?

I found the process "/usr/sbin/diskmanagementd", but just don't know what to enter in the exclusion line of mcafee to exclude it.

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:rdefino
1 Comment
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Pierce earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Hi rdefino,

I personally don't have Mcafee so it is impossible to make screenshots for you but most AVs don't change their preferences too much, so I here is the manual for version 1: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:_-MZod0gMFoJ:https://kc.mcafee.com/resources/sites/MCAFEE/content/live/PRODUCT_DOCUMENTATION/22000/PD22415/en_US/McAfee%2520Security%2520for%2520Mac%25201.0%2520User%2520Guide.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShrjBgKaXfpWTLZKu_-VxP9BUbDIj00YD0XTPZGG6MSVP2VTLpkeSmIwC8mDZEkEJd3SPr5mjHbdLKk5OjwfU7UoaNZW6VjdH5IkaQ5ah08lgBWof4ObkxIe0wYu9NZWK_IEt5t&sig=AHIEtbR8zKhzr48oPl3PWPO0PvJ5CCOEFA

Page 34 has what I think you are looking for, which talks about the Exclusion tab and how to add exclusions.

All of this said, I've found that both Symantec (Norton) & Mcafee AVs are usually resource hogs and will slow your Mac down to the point where you want to pull your hair out. I would recommend using Sophos or Intego. Sophos is free and you will find that it is not obtrusive and is great as a stand alone AV. However, if you need more management power over your AV I would choose Intego, which will allow you to get down to the very heart of things. Unfortunately, you will have to shell out a small annual fee to get the license, but it is worth it.  Below are the links:

Sophos: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition/download.aspx

Intego: http://www.intego.com/virusbarrier
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

The error "There was an error performing the update" occurred on a Mac OS X client workstation running  Symantec AntiVirus for Mac (http://www.symantec.com/business/products/purchasing.jsp?pcid=pcat_security&pvid=825_1) - the Enterprise product vers…
Do you come here a lot? Are you lazy like me and don't want to go through the "trouble" of having to click your Dock's Safari icon and then having to click your Experts Exchange Favorites bookmark to get here? Well then this article is for you.
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now