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I seemed to have acquired 'Security Scan plus' somehow, I already have McAfee 'Total Protection' ?

A couple of months ago I purchased McAfee 'Total Protection' and it seems to works fine. Then a day or two ago i noticed another McAfee icon on my desktop which when investigated turned out to McAfee Security Scan Plus version 2.0.181.2, I could be completely wrong here but I'm fairly sure that Security Scan Plus was not part of the original Total Protection package that I bought. Security Scan Plus now wants to do a complete scan of my computer and I have some doubts as to whether I should allow this.

Would be grateful for and ideas on how to proceed. I'm new to this forum so apologies if this is covered elsewhere.

Thanks,

Alan

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Re: I seemed to have acquired 'Security Scan plus' somehow, I already have McAfee 'Total Protection' ?

Hi Alan,

Welcome to McAfee Community. McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool for your PC that works with all security software programs and actively checks your computer for anti-virus software, firewall protection and web security. It uses active protection technology to scan for all kinds of threats such as viruses, trojans, spyware, potentially unwanted programs, adware and browser history. When a scan is complete, you’ll see a report detailing the presence and status of your security protection. If problems are detected, McAfee will provide security solution recommendations. That is, McAfeeSecurity Scan Plus automatically scans your computer on a weekly basis to ensure your antivirus software, firewall protection and web security are on and up-to-date. So you can run the program and it is legitmate.

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Re: I seemed to have acquired 'Security Scan plus' somehow, I already have McAfee 'Total Protection' ?

You can remove it using Control Panel/Programs in the normal manner. just look for McAfee Security Scan Plus.   It is an optional extra with certain browser add-ons from Adobe etc. and unless you were really observant you may have missed the option to uncheck that download.

Re: I seemed to have acquired 'Security Scan plus' somehow, I already have McAfee 'Total Protection' ?

Jayadeep NR

Many thanks for the reply, as this is a legitimate product from McAfee I will let it do its job.

Regards,

Alan

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Re: I seemed to have acquired 'Security Scan plus' somehow, I already have McAfee 'Total Protection' ?

Yes, but I would uninstall it if I were you as it is unnecessary.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 15/04/11 8:08:26 EDT AM

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