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xmad
Level 7

Any way to disable Auto-"Virus"-Deleting?

Hello everyone,

I've been searching for infos on the internet as well as on the offical McAfee site and my McAfee Total Protection settings. So far not successful.

My problem: I've got serveral files on my computer where I would like to judge whether delete them or not. For me it feels just annoying to see my new protection software destroys files I would like to keep. I don't want to stop McAfee from working all the time when I would like to use my files.

That's why my question is: do I have control on what gets deleted or not? Seemingly I can't but I do have some little hope rest. I am not that kind of people who are never facing the settings and before people had control on what their software is doing, I hope McAfee provides this freedom even if they might have to live with a "trojan".

A simply button in McAfees' settings to decide what to do with new found risks by the user would make my day - couldn't find any yet.

Greets,

xmad

Nachricht geändert durch xmad on 09.01.12 11:57:16 CST
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tripodzid
Level 7

Re: Any way to disable Auto-"Virus"-Deleting?

It is part of the McAfee AV feature. If the virus needs to be deleted, it will be so. Sometimes, you just have to trust on it's behavior.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Any way to disable Auto-"Virus"-Deleting?

xmad wrote:

Hello everyone,

I've been searching for infos on the internet as well as on the offical McAfee site and my McAfee Total Protection settings. So far not successful.

My problem: I've got serveral files on my computer where I would like to judge whether delete them or not. For me it feels just annoying to see my new protection software destroys files I would like to keep. I don't want to stop McAfee from working all the time when I would like to use my files.

That's why my question is: do I have control on what gets deleted or not? Seemingly I can't but I do have some little hope rest. I am not that kind of people who are never facing the settings and before people had control on what their software is doing, I hope McAfee provides this freedom even if they might have to live with a "trojan".

A simply button in McAfees' settings to decide what to do with new found risks by the user would make my day - couldn't find any yet.

Greets,

xmad

Nachricht geändert durch xmad on 09.01.12 11:57:16 CST

xmad,

It used to be possible to tell VirusScan to ignore files, but unfortunately they took that away and now it's only possible in a scheduled or manual scan but not for the real-time scanner.  We have asked for it's reintroduction as it still exists in the Corporate/Enterprise product.

Until then, if it ever happens, you can submit files for approval whilst temporarily disabling VirusScan.  For hints on that read here:  https://community.mcafee.com/thread/2016

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 16/02/12 6:03:50 EST AM
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