Protecting Your System Access Points

Access protection prevents unwanted changes to your computer by restricting access to specified ports, files, shares, registry keys, and registry values. It also protects McAfee processes by preventing users from stopping them. This protection is critical before and during outbreaks.

This feature uses predefined rules and categories and user-defined rules to specify which items can and cannot be accessed. Each rule can be configured to block and/or report access point violations when they occur. Predefined rules and categories are subject to content updates via the McAfee update sites.

Note: The access protection feature uses the on-access scanner to detect access point violations. The on-access scanner must be enabled for the access protection feature to detect attempts to access ports, files, shares, and registry keys and values.