Using McAfee Internet Security Suite I ran a full scan yesterday. After about half-an-hour the scan showed 99% complete, and that it was now scanning: Rootkit. 4-hours later it still showed as scanning Rootkit. At this point I clicked cancel several times, and each time nothing happened. I then re-booted my computer. I last ran a full scan on October the 3rd and it took 2-hours 21-mins to complete. Most of that time it was showing as 99% complete and scanning Rootkit. Why is Rootkit scan takes suck an incredibly long time now, and why doesn't the cancel button work? My computer uses Windows 8.1 64bit.
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It actually is "Scanning For Rootkits" not that there actually is one.
This is a known issue in Versions (12.8) and earlier. Please try the following workaround : VirusScan stops scanning at 98% or 99% complete
Could you please inform us of your McAfee Version/Build.
Also, if I may ask. Does this occur while running both a "Quick Scan"/"Full Scan" ?
All the very best,
McAfee Volunteer Moderator