I play World of Warcraft and I turn off real time scan during the game. The last thing I want is a popup appearing during my gameplay. The latest version of Security Center wants to pop up this small reminder window periodically whenever I turn my real time scan off. I need to turn that reminder off big time. How do I do that? Please don't tell me it can't be done.
Other AV products, and prior versions of McAfee, did not have this effect. Prior versions of real time scan popped up a simple display box, one time, and then placed a "not protected" icon in the taskbar. The latest version pops up a dialog box, not a simple display window, and it pops up every few minutes. That's the critical difference here. The dialog box can cause anything from pausing display updates in the game (if you've ever played Wow, you know that's fatal), to causing the game to spontaneously minimize (even more dramatically fatal).
Well this is a different conversation. Throttling, I think, works better on paper than it does in real life. It can throttle, but it can't throttle itself to zero, and regardless of what the flow chart says, it makes a genuine, human-observable difference in game play, throttling or not -- particularly during the disk-insentive game functions such as transitioning from one region to another in the game world.
Also, although I'm not a militant by nature, I do believe it's my choice whether or not to disable real time scan, and I don't think RTS should contain a design element that restricts my ability to successfully do so. After all, prior versions of RTS don't cause this problem, what was wrong with the prior method?