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On-Access Scan at Startup

Hello.

I know this is may sound like a dumb question, but I'm relatively new to McAfee, so...

If I uncheck Enable on-access scanning at system startup, does that disable on-access scanning or just prevent a full system scan at startup?

Thanks.
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RE: On-Access Scan at Startup

i think you are right . you can see you screen , in the right bottom . if you desable it ,the icon is a "disable" . in that case ,U are in danger . you can disable email scan ,if your hardware is not good (CPU is not good or memory is not good ). i think
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RE: On-Access Scan at Startup

Unchecking "Enable On-Access scan at startup" will disable your background scanner so it does not run.. As mentioned by the other poster, it makes your computer vulnerable to downloadable viruses during normal operations.

A "Full system scan" is done by the adjusting the "On Demand/Scheduled Scan" settings.

Hope this helps.

Grif
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Thanks for the help.

This does clear things up.
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