2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2010 5:51 AM by Veeber

    Constant scanning.

      I have internet securtiy 2010, which works fine but I have this file (Texmod.exe) which is only 584kb. When I open the folder the file is located in, Mcshield.exe and mcods.exe (McAfee) start going nuts and the memory usage for each of them are 100,000 K+ each sometime nearly reaching 200,000 K effectively freezing the computer. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, I have used this file before I had McAfee and it worked fine.


      Is there a way that I can stop it from scanning that safe file? Don't suggest disabling McAfee for a while cause I still see it actively running, the only option I see is uninstaling it.

        • 1. Re: Constant scanning.

          Not at the moment we have been trying to get Mcafee to add in file exclusions for years and recently pushed this addition to 1 of the beta managers to see if we can get it added in a patch.  Mcafee and zip files suck bad when it trys to scan them. What size is it?


          I would move it off the PC to an usb stick maybe till we get an exclusion added. Of course you are sure there is no issue with the file?



          Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 1/02/10 7:54:44 PM
          • 2. Re: Constant scanning.

            Yes I am sure, I have had the file when I had BitDefender, AVG and System Mechanic and had no problems. When I downloaded the zip, McAfee didn't do anything, but as soon as I unzipped 579KB it took a minute or two to extract the file.


            I made a .bat file with

            TASKKILL /F /IM Mcshield.exe
            TASKKILL /F /IM mcods.exe

            As soon as I ran it the computer was fine, folder opened fine, the file ran straight away there was no problems whatsoever.



            Message was edited by: Veeber on 2/1/10 5:51:02 AM CST