This is due to the New Next Generation Scanning Engine. Your software now scans in areas where malicious programs are susceptible to install. Hence will scan files as they are being accessed,which improves over-all system performance.
You will also notice to schedule a scan it is in a different location than previously. to locate it open your McAfee UI/Navigation/Scroll down to Scheduled Scan/Expand and set.
I was not interested in a scheduled scan, since that only does a quick scan.
Is there no way to force a scan of every file anymore?
Unfortunately not. However you can right click on a file and scan it individually. The layered protection is designed to detect and block a malicious file upon access,and blocking it before it is installed.
I realize it takes some time to get accustomed to,however I have been running this Version/Build since last October and all has been fine.
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That is too bad. Now the malicious hackers will figure out the areas that McAfee thinks are not susceptible and do their damage there.
I am not about to right click on all the files in the system, just to do a scan.
And, doesn't this make windows backups slower, since that does access most files? I regularly did a full scan to be sure the files are clean before the backup. Now the backups took a much longer time..
Again we are still protected just another methodology. It is better to prevent files from being able to install on your computer by blocking them initially,opposed to scanning to see if some have. In addition to our Virus protection we have a robust Personal Firewall that blocks incoming and outgoing files/processes.
Plus Web Advisor to scan our Downloads.
I want to ask something because I think it pertains to the same issue.
In the past when I would do a full scan it would scan all of my 400,000 files on my computer in about 45 minutes.
But the other day when I did a full scan it would only scan like 56,000 of my files and it takes over an hour to do so!
Is this because of some sort of update with the Mcafee or what? I'm not sure if mine was updated or not. I'm not exactly sure which version I have. I just notice that the MVT logo looks different on my toolbar.
You can find out what Version/Build you have by opening your McAfee UI/Click on about.
Of course the New installer will eventually upgrade everyone to the 15.1r2 (Blue) GUI in the near future.
I am jealous! LOL...Everyone says that ,yet I have yet to recieve it. Can we now consider this answered?