Default settings

Once installed, McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac starts protecting the Mac immediately based on the default configurations defined. Refer to these default settings, and configure them for your environment.

General

Feature Default settings
Threat Prevention Enabled
Firewall Enabled
Web Control Enabled

Threat Prevention

Feature Default settings
Threat Prevention

On-Access Scan:

  • Scan files while — Write
  • Maximum scan time for a file — 45 seconds for a file.
    • When a virus is found — Clean
    • If clean fails — Delete
    • When a spyware is found — Clean
    • If clean fails — Delete

    • Enable McAfee GTI — Enabled.
    • Sensitivity Level — Medium.

    Also scan:

    • Archives & Compressed Files — Disabled
    • Apple Mail messages — Disabled
    • Network Volumes — Disabled

On-Demand Scan:

  • When a virus is found — Clean
  • If clean fails — Delete
  • When a spyware is found — Clean
  • If clean fails — Delete
  • Enable McAfee GTI — Enabled.
  • Sensitivity Level — Medium.
  • Archives & Compressed Files — Enabled
  • Apple Mail messages — Enabled
  • Network Volumes — Disabled

  • Scheduled Scan Option
    • Scan only when the system is idle — Enabled.
  • Do not scan when the system is on battery power — Enabled.
Exclusions — None

Firewall

Feature Default settings
Firewall
  • Regular Mode — Enabled

Web Control

Feature Default settings

Web Control

  • Rating Actions for Sites
    • Red — Block
    • Yellow — Warn
    • Unrated — Allow
    • Unverified — Allow
  • Enable Web Category Blocking — Enabled
  • Block and Allow List — None

Update

Feature Default settings
Update

In Repository List

  • Repository Name — McAfeeHttp, McAfeeFtp

In Proxy Settings

  • Proxy settings — Configure proxy settings manually

In Schedule

  • Schedule — Daily at 4:45 PM (local time)

Logging

Feature Default settings
Logging

In Enable Debug Logging

  • Threat Prevention — Disabled
  • Firewall — Disabled
  • Web Control — Disabled