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My Real-Time Scanning won't stay on, and I cannot run Scans.

This started happening on 7/14/2020. I cannot run a scan because when I click run scan, whether it be a Full or Quick, nothing happens. It loads for 100 milliseconds, then stops.

That is only for the manual scans however. My Real-Time Scanning won't even turn on. The blue "Turn on" button reverts back after I click on it and the red exclamation mark triangle is always on. I don't know what to do.

This all started happening after I downloaded a wallpaper off of Reddit. I think I have a virus or malware inside of my PC.

Everything has been updated. Windows, Drivers, Apps, McAfee, etc. I have also uninstalled and installed McAfee 15 times. I have used the MVT, MCRP, etc, tools. Nothing has solved my problem.

 

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!

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Re: My Real-Time Scanning won't stay on, and I cannot run Scans.

Hi @Joeseph 

Please follow the below article and look for any incompatible software conflicting with McAfee causing this issue and remove if any Third party application present on computer.

Remove Incompatible Third party application

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Re: My Real-Time Scanning won't stay on, and I cannot run Scans.

I do not have any incompatible AV/Apps. I have tried basically everything that has been offered on all of these forums.
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Re: My Real-Time Scanning won't stay on, and I cannot run Scans.

I actually have found a folder in ProgramData that is labeled "Avast Software" but I do not have AVAST AV installed. Any ideas?
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Re: My Real-Time Scanning won't stay on, and I cannot run Scans.

Hello @Joeseph 

Since there are two threads with the same Topic, this thread will be blocked.

Please access the below Topic that has the same query posted by you.

https://community.mcafee.com/t5/SecurityCenter/My-Real-Time-Scanning-will-not-stay-on/td-p/662832

Regards,
Madhan M 

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