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sbrothers217
Level 7

Cannot set McAfee Total Protection to run Scheduled Scan

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For some reason I cannot get McAfee Total Protection to schedule a scan to run at ANY time.

Windows 7 x64

Scheduled Scans set to Off.

Click 'Turn On' button

Shows "Next scheduled scan: undefined"

Apply button in Schedule Your Scans section is greyed out

Select 'Set my own scan schedule' radio button

Set a time/day/etc.

Click 'Apply'

Nothing happens

Any ideas?

-S

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Frogger
Level 9

Re: Cannot set McAfee Total Protection to run Scheduled Scan

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sbrothers217 wrote:

For some reason I cannot get McAfee Total Protection to schedule a scan to run at ANY time.

Windows 7 x64

Scheduled Scans set to Off.

Click 'Turn On' button

Shows "Next scheduled scan: undefined"

Apply button in Schedule Your Scans section is greyed out

Select 'Set my own scan schedule' radio button

Set a time/day/etc.

Click 'Apply'

Nothing happens

Any ideas?

-S

I had the same problem with Total Protection on Vista 32, but not on XP. Then I thought throught the difference... User Access Control !. So I ...

1. Disbled UAC via MSCONFIG/Tools

2. Reboot

3. Tried McAfee Security Centre, Scheduled Scan and found YES.. it was now defaulting to ON and I was able to set my schedule.

4. Enabled UAC via MSCONFIG/Tools

5. Reboot

6. Settings remained on and even adjustable without need to disable UAC again.

Obviously a McAfee dispute with UAC, yet again. Small coding glitch to pick up.

I Hope this helps others.

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Frogger
Level 9

Re: Cannot set McAfee Total Protection to run Scheduled Scan

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sbrothers217 wrote:

For some reason I cannot get McAfee Total Protection to schedule a scan to run at ANY time.

Windows 7 x64

Scheduled Scans set to Off.

Click 'Turn On' button

Shows "Next scheduled scan: undefined"

Apply button in Schedule Your Scans section is greyed out

Select 'Set my own scan schedule' radio button

Set a time/day/etc.

Click 'Apply'

Nothing happens

Any ideas?

-S

I had the same problem with Total Protection on Vista 32, but not on XP. Then I thought throught the difference... User Access Control !. So I ...

1. Disbled UAC via MSCONFIG/Tools

2. Reboot

3. Tried McAfee Security Centre, Scheduled Scan and found YES.. it was now defaulting to ON and I was able to set my schedule.

4. Enabled UAC via MSCONFIG/Tools

5. Reboot

6. Settings remained on and even adjustable without need to disable UAC again.

Obviously a McAfee dispute with UAC, yet again. Small coding glitch to pick up.

I Hope this helps others.

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sbrothers217
Level 7

Re: Cannot set McAfee Total Protection to run Scheduled Scan

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Most excellent Frogger! Worked for me ... THANKS!!

-S

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