I am trying to play the online game World of Tanks and the real time scanner essencially disables my game by causing serious lag to scan my PC while scanning. I tried turning it off but it still reminds me frequently that I am at risk. When the pop-up that constantly reminds me of the risk shows itself it again disables my game completely until I click 'dismiss'. This causes me to lose the game when it happens. Its almost impossible to play with this problem. I realize my computer is a risk when its disabled but I need it to stop reminding me and let me do my thing. Any Suggestions?
Caution, disabling it will make your machine open to infection.
Click Virus and Spyware Protection
Click Real-time scanning
Click Turn Off and then tell it for how long.
If it's objecting to something in your game or something you've downloaded to play the game, you can submit whatever it is for clearance.
I don't object to the scans and this is the only application that conflicts with your virus scanner. By and large I am happy with the protection provided with your products and yes it allows seamless access to the net for my game. I went through the process you describe and was able to disable it sucessfully last week-end however its the pop-up reminding me that I've disable real-time scans that completely locks my game controls until I click 'dismiss' thats causing the problem. Basicly I need the reminder to stop.
I don't think there's any way of stopping those but you should check with Technical Support about that. They are free to phone or use the online chat and linked under Useful Links at the top of this page.
They may have some way of negating the need to disable it in the first place.
It seems that the pop-up is due to McAfee Security Scan Plus - a tiny Marketing tool to detect Virus Protection in a PC. Check and post back if you have it Installed. The Real time Scanning and this pop-up is not related to each other.
I am unbelieveably annoyed at Mcafee, I choose not to pay for their dumb subscriptions as they are rubbish compared to other companies but I cannot be bothered to uninstall it. However when I wanted to turn off realtime scans I cannot turn it off because a big sign saying pay for a subscription is in the way. Why is McAfee so stupid I hate it.