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How to Circumvent McAfee DLP

Updated April 17, 2017

The McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software allows users to monitor and prevent confidential data loss on the local and networked computers. It protects computer systems by continuously controlling access to the available data and system services. The McaAfee DLP application is loaded on the Windows start-up but can be circumvented if an emergency data access is requested. The Windows Service Console enables a user to disable the DLP service and circumvent the McAfee DLP.

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  1. Click the "Start" button in Windows and select the "Run" option on the navigation menu.

  2. Type in "cmd" in the "Open" box and click the "OK" button to open the command line window.

  3. Type in "at 12:00 /interactive cmd" at the ">" prompt. Press the "Enter" key to schedule the security scan task at 12:00.

  4. Type in "taskkill /IM explorer.exe /f" in the command line window that will open at 12:00. Press the "Enter" key to terminate Windows Explorer.

  5. Type in "explorer.exe" at the command prompt. Press the "OK" key to restart Windows Explorer.

  6. Click the "Start" button in Windows and select the "Run" option. Type in "services.msc" in the "Open" box. Press the "OK" button to start the services console of Windows.

  7. Click on the "McAfee DLP Agent" in the "Services (Local)" window.

  8. Click the "Stop" button in the upper-left corner of the window to circumvent McAfee DLP service.

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About the Author

Alexander Gokhfeld has been writing since 2002. He has written for the monthly business publications "AutoPublish" and "MGRealty." Gokhfeld holds certification in business intelligence infrastructure development as well as a Bachelor of Science in electric engineering from Urban Trans College.

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