I am using Ubuntu for last 10 years and I never had an antivirus installed. But our Organisation mandates us to use Mcafee Endpoint Security.
This is where I am having trouble. For some reason, my thunderbird keeps hanging and I couldn't help. Many times I would disable on-demand scanning using the command:
/opt/isec/ens/threatprevention/bin/isecav --setoasglobalconfig --oas off
This helps a bit for some time. But again after 1 hour or so, I have to do that. I read as per policy any change to globalconfig will be reset.
I also tried changing the risk for thunderbird process and also tried to exclude the Thunderbird profile directory from scanning. But I should say, I am not successful there too.
These are the commands I used:
/opt/isec/ens/threatprevention/bin/isecav --setprocess --lowrisk /usr/bin/thunderbird
/opt/isec/ens/threatprevention/bin/isecav --setoasprofileconfig --profile standard --addexclusionrw --excludepaths <path-to-my-thunderbird-profile>
Did anyone had this problem earlier and solved it successfully on a Linux machine. I know in Windows there is a Mcafee plugin to disable the scan. Or on Windows, there is nice UI which will help us to do what I want.