I am running Win7 Pro 32 bit. McAfee Total Protection 13.6 Build 13.6.1248
I have it scheduled to scan my PC every Wednesday at 4:00 AM. However, in reality, it scans whenever it wants. In fact, right now it is Thursday at 10:00 PM and McAfee Total Protection is furiously scanning away doing a 100% scan of my PC and bringing it to a grinding halt.
It has been doing this for quite some time.
Is there a way to insure that it will only scan at the scheduled time?
Go to navigation> general settings and alerts> and general settings> and unselect wait until my pc is idle to run scheduled tasks. This should now allow it to start immediately start time reached
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Thanks so much for your suggestion. I just unchecked "wait until my pc is idle to run scheduled tasks" setting. I am going to let the computer run and see if it acts up. I'm really hoping this is the solution!
Thanks for your response. I have both of those settings checked. Even though "minimal resources" has always been checked, the computer still slows down a lot when the scan runs. But that is likely due to the fact that the computer is fairly old and I can't blame McAfee for that. Also since the computer is a desktop, it has no choice but to scan when it is plugged in.
I will update this thread once I know if the problem has been solved.