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mrshvd3
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Full scan question.

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I have Total Protection for One Device.

I know I have to be connected to the Internet in order to do updates.  Do I have to be connected to the Internet in order to do full scans?  Or can they also be done offline?  If you need more information from me, please let me know.

And thank you for all the questions you answer for all of us.

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@mrshvd3

The scan would still work if you are not connected to internet. However, McAfee also leverages GTI (Global Threat Intelligence) and needs internet to work. 

GTI helps to secure your computer from unknown threats by allowing your McAfee software to communicate with McAfee servers in real time to identify new threats and take appropriate action using a combination of signature and behavior analysis with community threat intelligence.

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Sanjay

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@sanjay wrote:

@mrshvd3

The scan would still work if you are not connected to internet. However, McAfee also leverages GTI (Global Threat Intelligence) and needs internet to work. 

GTI helps to secure your computer from unknown threats by allowing your McAfee software to communicate with McAfee servers in real time to identify new threats and take appropriate action using a combination of signature and behavior analysis with community threat intelligence.

Cheers

Sanjay


Thank you very much, Sanjay.  Just what I needed to know.  Have a good weekend.

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@mrshvd3

The scan would still work if you are not connected to internet. However, McAfee also leverages GTI (Global Threat Intelligence) and needs internet to work. 

GTI helps to secure your computer from unknown threats by allowing your McAfee software to communicate with McAfee servers in real time to identify new threats and take appropriate action using a combination of signature and behavior analysis with community threat intelligence.

Cheers

Sanjay

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mrshvd3
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Re: Full scan question.

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@sanjay wrote:

@mrshvd3

The scan would still work if you are not connected to internet. However, McAfee also leverages GTI (Global Threat Intelligence) and needs internet to work. 

GTI helps to secure your computer from unknown threats by allowing your McAfee software to communicate with McAfee servers in real time to identify new threats and take appropriate action using a combination of signature and behavior analysis with community threat intelligence.

Cheers

Sanjay


Thank you very much, Sanjay.  Just what I needed to know.  Have a good weekend.

Re: Full scan question.

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I recently downloaded McAffee security antivirus and antispyware. I started a full scan 30hrs ago, and it has been at 23% for 24hrs. No threats have been found but, I am also curious about how long this scan will take. I had Kaspersky before this, their full scan was very efficient, took considerably less time and was able to catch any viruses, malware, spyware etc. I have a PC with a 1TB hard drive and no external hard drives are currently connected.
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Not normal first scan may take 1-2 hrs follow up less as McAfee remembers files it already passed and if not changed skips them.

2 things to do.

1 Run MVT and see if something is amiss and it can fix it

MVT

2. Remove McAfee via the method below and reinstall rebooting at least 2 times during the removal

How to remove McAfee

It is a good idea to run preinstall before reinstalling Mcafee from your account

Preinstall Tool

If still slow call support something on your PC might be clashing with Mcafee

OH another thought did you fully remove Kaspersky with its own removal tool before installing McAfee this can lead to clashes with the scanner if not done.

 

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