That thought was mine I would have assumed as the new 2012 is in beta soon and it does things differently things might be a lot better.
What I do is scan the offending folders ie my 10 years of jpgs 12Gb or so and then after scanning exclude them. Real time scanning protects you if they are opened and infected not that jpgs are a big issue.
Same thing with zips scan them them exclude the folder
OK ---this ok for the knowledgeable ones but new and PC newbees would have problems so will rediscuss this on Monday's call.
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 19/09/11 7:10:19 AM
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 19/09/11 7:11:11 AM
Until some time in June I didn't have to exclude avi files - Mcafee scanned them quite rapidly. Now if you attempt it, it never finishes and then the pc won't run.
As I have said earlier in this forum, I produce courseware with my AutoCad training which consists of dozens of avi files. I like to be able to say to my learners that I have scanned the disks using Mcafee. I can't say that now, except of course I now say I have scanned them using Kaspersky since this has replaced Mcafee on one of my three pcs.
I am very near replacing Mcafee on the other two.
This issue together with the WFP issue on a friend's pc which I am goi8ng to have to sort out doesn't give me the greatest confidence. I have been a great advocate of Mcafee for many years (and Solomons and S&S before that). No-one seems to care now.
Just to throw in my fourpennyworth: I distribute my own AutoCad training disks as part of my courseware. These comprise dozens of AVI files (three dvds worth). Having been on sabatical in June and July I hadn't needed to create (and scan) any new disks but lo and behold when I tried a couple of days ago all hell let loose with never ending scans and pc lock ups.
Having found this thread I avoided the problem using AVG on an old laptop.
Now a friend is complaining of an issue with WFP (which you document elsewhere) I am not too happy at the moment.
As far as I'm concerned this is a serious issue with Mcafee which I hope they are goig to resolve otherwise I have to ask if they really care?