My Windows 7 power settings include shutdown/hibernation after 2 hours (of inactivity). My last scheduled full virus scan looked as if it would take 8 hours or so and I decided to leave it to run overnight. When I came back to the PC the following morning, I found that it had shut down at some time during the night without completing the scan.
This surprised me as I had assumed that a scan would not count as inactivity. Thinking about it, I remembered that I had checked the options
On the assumption that a Windows power setting would not override a running task and in the knowledge that option 2 was under the control of McAfee itself, I am left to conclude that option 1 was the problem. Can anyone confirm that running the scan in the foreground would solve the problem? Or is there a known fault in Windows 7 power settings that make the problem insoluble?
Windows Power Settings take precedence over McAfee settings. If you think that perhaps VirusScan should have 'keep Windows awake until scan finished' or 'shut down Windows when scan finished' options in the settings then you might want to suggest it here: https://community.mcafee.com/community/home/ideas
I tried your suggestion of adding a new product idea via your link. But:
I feel that this Community site is, like the McAfee support site, almost impossible to navigate concisely. If a new user does not know his/her way around such sites, there is no means of learning it.