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Updates fail when McAfee VirusScan is installed ( Prevent Common Standard Protection ) Prevent programs from running from the Temp directory.

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Updates fail when McAfee VirusScan is installed ( Prevent Common Standard Protection ) Prevent programs from running from the Temp directory.

When Access Protection is enabled under the category "Common Standard Protection", Rule: Prevent common programs from running files from the Temp Directory is enabled. the updates fail.

This rule provides some protection against possible malware execution. However when this rule is enabled FireFox updates fail. We have set exclusions for "updater.exe" but the problem seems to be when FF restarts and the update fails. Is there anyway of finding out what is happening at that point?? as in what FF is doing? The old FF closes and it seems to spawn a fresh "firefox.exe". But the OLD version is still current.

I would like to know if this update process can be identified and with the possibility of excluding what is being blocked so keep the extra security that this rule gives.

When the rule is disabled, FF updates without issue.