Mathematica 8 + OS X + McAfee = trouble; help?
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- Subject: [mg124553] Mathematica 8 + OS X + McAfee = trouble; help?
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:09:31 -0500 (EST)
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Under Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) I've been having persistent
troubles getting the Mathematica 8.0.4 front end to connect with the
kernel when I start the program, and to start the PacletManager, too.
Evidently, the problem is caused by JLink not starting or running properly.
After substantial direct help from Wolfram tech support, we've traced
the problem to McAfee Security, specifically, Version 1.1.0 (1309), with
its anti-malware version 9.1.0 (4478), engine version 5400.1158.
Has anybody else encountered this?
What happens is that with normal on-access scan enabled, the JLink
problem occurs; with on-access scan disabled, the problem disappears.
I'd like to be able to keep McAfee Security and simply specify the
needed file exclusions from on-access scan. We've tried to exclude the
entire Mathematica.app package (i.e., $InstallationDirectory) as well as
/Library/Mathematica (i.e., $BaseDirectory), and even the entire
$UserBaseDirectory. But that doesn't do the trick.
Perhaps the exclusions need to include specific files in those
directories, or even some Java files/directories. The Mac in question
has the usual Apple 64- and 32-bit Javas, version 1.6.0_29-b11-402.
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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