Anti-Virus and Spyware
Is there any way to stop McAfee from automatically scanning external drives when they are plugged in? When I plug in a drive to backup, McAfee freezes my computer using 85 to 90 percent of the CPU for as much as 15 minutes before it stops. I know I can prevent it from scanning files, but is there a way to prevent it from scanning a drive?
Click on "Navigation" (Right side of the console)
Select "Features" (Left side of the console)
Select "Real-Time Scanning"
Under settings scroll down to the section "check removable media drives"
Select the option "When I Plug in a drive, ask me to scan it" and Click "Apply"
This should allow you to decide if you want to scan external/removable media when it’s connected to the computer.
I appreciate your suggestion, Sanjay, but the setting was already marked "When I plug in a drive, ask me to scan it." I changed it to one of the other settings, clicked apply, then reset it to "...ask me..." and clicked apply again, but that did nothing to alter the situation. When I plug in a drive, McAfee does not ask if I want to scan it. It just goes ahead and scans eating up CPU. Any other suggestion?