McAfee Anti-Virus Exclusion

Lam Jian Zhou jianzhou@bpam.com.my
Fri May 7 10:57:05 GMT 2021


Hi Cygwin,

We have encountered an issue with Cygwin process get slow when using McAfee anti-virus.
We have put all the exclusion on not scanning or checking on Cygwin process and folder, but the slowness still exists.
We have tried McAfee recommendation on this : https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/endpoint-security-10.7.x-common-product-guide-windows/page/GUID-459435D7-AE7B-4656-9120-9235F39EA0D6.html but still not able to solve the issue.

We have tried to find the issue in various forum but there is not much helpful information on this and even the McAfee support told us only Cygwin support can give the answer.

Would you able to give some recommendation of what should be exclude for Cygwin process?
Or is there any other windows process will be trigger along with the Cygwin? so, we can exclude them as well.

Thank you.


Best Regards,



Jian Zhou

IT Infrastructure Executive



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