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Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

Hello

In the Vulnerability Scanner of Total Protection I had

Scheduled Scan Settings set to "Don't Set A Scan Schedule", and in

Custom Scan Settings I have ticked "Don't Check For Windows Updates"

But I saw today that the Vulnerability Scanner ran by itself and it informed me that there were 29 updates available. 27 of them were Windows updates.

Why is Vulnerability Scanner running  when I have set "Don't Set A Scan Schedule"?

I don't want this to run ever. How do I stop it from running?

Thanks

Windows 7 user

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Re: Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

Hello @dajiang ,

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused

This issue might be due to the recent update in McAfee software

Please provide the version of the McAfee, to check the version go to ->my info-> click on about.

Regards

Srinivasa Ragavan 

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Re: Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

Hello

Which component do you require information on?

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Re: Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

To speed this up he ,I assume, wants what you see in my Info / about

ie McAfee Livesafe  Version and release as well as McAfee security Center Components info (affid Build etc)

I have no windows products selected but use a weekly scan of products set to my choice. No windows updates have ever been listed since I dropped them.

There was another asking re this in 2019 but no solution given.

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Re: Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

Its a shame I can't cut and paste that info.

McAfee Total Protection  version 16.0

Release Name 16.0.R25

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McAfee SecurityCenter

Affld 0

Build 18.5.165

Last Update 30/05/2020

Version 18.5

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McAfee VirusScan

Build   23.1.207

Engine Creation Date 17/06/2020

Engine Version   4107.0

Last Update 18/06/2020

Version 23.1

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McAfee Personal Firewall

Build 19.5.136

Last Update 05/10/2019

Version 19.5

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McAfee WebAdvisor

Affld 0

Build 4.1.1.119

Last Update   30/06/2020

Version 4.1

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McAfee QuickClean and Shredder

Build 18.5.170

Last Update 31/05/2020

Version 18.5

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McAfee Vulnerability Scanner

Build 18.5.104

Last Update 31/05/2020

Version 8.5

 

 

 

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Re: Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

@Srinivas_Ra 

Any thoughts

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Re: Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

I have this problem, too.  And I am on Windows 7 as well.  Don't need McAfee checking for Windows Updates, don't need Vulnerability Scanner running, but it seems to do both anyway.

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Re: Turning Off Vulnerability Scanner in Total Protection

Hello @dajiang ,

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused,

Please try following steps and keep us posted with the outcome,

1. Under vulnerability scan->go to schedule scans-> you will an option that shows " Automatically install all updates after every scan" -> you will find options to choose between "windows update/program updates/both", please select "program updates" only->click on Apply .Check if the vulnerability scanner still scans for windows updates.

2. If the issue still persist please Uninstall McAfee from the PC

3. Restart the PC -> Re-install McAfee and check if the issue still persist

Regards

Srinivasa Ragavan

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