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Thor
Level 7

Context menu 'scan' opens the Security Center

Hello,

McAfee has an annoying behaviour when I use the Explorer contextual menu to scan files: it opens the Security Center which I absolutely don't need (opens a window I have to close, takes more time... a tad invasive).

A while ago, it was only scanning the files and reporting the status with a checked icon on the right part of the taskbar.

Is that a bug introduced in a recent update? I can't find any option to stop that, nor could I find any relevant topic here. The Configure / Alerts / Informational Alerts options have been tested both on and off, without solving the problem.

Could you please help me out?

Security Center version 9.15, VirusScan version 13.15 and Personal Firewall version 10.15 are installed, on up-to-date Vista Business (32 bits).

Thanks!
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Thor
Level 7

RE: Context menu 'scan' opens the Security Center

*bump*
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: Context menu 'scan' opens the Security Center

Thor,

Hi, sorry for the delay...yes, unfortunately that is a new feature and one which I too could do without.

Not sure why it was introduced. I guess to induce someone to do a full scan perhaps.
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Thor
Level 7

RE: Context menu 'scan' opens the Security Center

Thanks for confirming it's indeed how it's supposed to behave and not some crazy option I overlooked.

I just hope they'll see the light and return to something more user-friendly then.
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: Context menu 'scan' opens the Security Center

You're welcome. I will pass it on....again.
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Thor
Level 7

RE: Context menu 'scan' opens the Security Center

How very patient you must be Smiley Happy
Thanks again!
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: Context menu 'scan' opens the Security Center

Thanks. It wears thin sometimes....LOL.
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