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McAfee, Inc. /ˈmækəfiː/, is an American global computer security software company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and the world's largest dedicated security technology company. The company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel since February 2011, and now forms part of its Intel Security division. Intel confirmed in 2014 that it planned to drop the McAfee brand. Wikipedia.

A system, method and computer program product are provided for sending information extracted from a potentially unwanted data sample to generate a signature. In use, information is extracted from a portion of a sample of potentially unwanted data. Further, the information is sent to generate a signature.

System and methods for connection processing with limited data leakage. The system records state associated with a connection request in a connection state engine, records state associated with a connection acknowledgement in the connection state engine, stores data sent after the connection acknowledgement in a buffer and determines, without a proxy, whether to allow or deny a connection as a function of the data stored in the buffer.

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for monitoring an execution flow of a function. In use, data associated with a function is identified within a call stack. Additionally, a call stack frame is determined from freed memory in the call stack. Further, an execution flow of the function is monitored, utilizing the call stack frame from the freed memory.

A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes exchanging a session descriptor associated with a network connection and an application on a host, correlating the session descriptor with a network policy, and applying the network policy to the network connection. In alternative embodiments, the session descriptor may be exchanged through an out-of-band communication channel or an in-band communication channel.

A system and method in one embodiment includes modules for detecting an access request by an application to access information in a mobile device, determining that the application is a potential threat according to at least one policy filter, and blocking a send request by the application to send the information from the mobile device without a users consent. More specific embodiments include user selecting the information through a selection menu on a graphical user interface that includes information categories pre-populated by an operating system of the mobile device, and keywords that can be input by the user. Other embodiments include queuing the send request in a queue with other requests, and presenting an outbox comprising the queue to the user to choose to consent to the requests. The outbox includes graphical elements configured to permit the user to selectively consent to any requests in the queue.

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