My Full Scan took about an hour or so when I had Vista. After I upgraded to Windows 7, it literally took 3 days!
I contacted McAfee, but they were no help. I got an e-mail from McAfee saying that someone would call back about the issue, but nobody ever contacted me.
While watching the scan, I noticed that, for many hours, the files were listed as "windows.old". I discovered from the Microsoft website that this folder had been created when I upgraded to Windows 7 and that I could delete it. I deleted the folder and now the full scan takes about an hour.
Bixxell, what you suggested work very well. By deleting Windows old file I did a full scan in less than an hour that is down from the 10 to 12 hour time it used to take. I did find that with that Windows old file it would scan over 2 million files and folders. I don't understand that since I only removed 35 GB and it went down to scanning 94,600 files. I think it is the way Windows 7 is looking at the page file system on the old Vista files. It may be a Windows 7 glitch or McAfee glitch. Any point it now makes McAfee usable. There is another post running concurrent with this one, that addresses the same problem thanks again for the solution.
Message was edited by: try1 on 12/7/09 5:43:25 PM CST
I had the same experience -- with the Windows.old folder, McAfee scanned millions of files, but now it only scans a hundred thousand or so. I don't understand it, either, but I am glad I could help!
Thank you for keep us posted on the solution and we are Glad that your issue is resolved now....., it would be great if you could provide the Last Virus scan report. If you have any other issues/concerns with McAfee please do let us know and create a new thread