The excessive time taken to complete virus scan might be co-related with so many factors including hardisk errors or system files etc . . Could you please provide the following information so that we could make it simpler for your.
What is the computer’s operating system ?
Do you have any other security software installed ?
How old is the computer ?
Open security center and let me know the version of virus scan and DAT
ok im back
WINDOWS VISTA HOME EDITION
on a 2gig emachine @ 2/3 yrs old
only other ware is defender/window turn off in hopes of resoving this
scan version is 13.15.116
ALL UPDATES ARE INSTALLED
This has been a problem for months. After much searching, I have been unable to find directions to correct the problem. McAfee does not appear to be interested in correcting the problem. If there is a correction to the SLOW SCAN PROBLEM, please post it here immediately.
Hi rickinil and TX ROGER,
*Could you please let me know if the scan specifically stops at any location ?
* Double-click the M icon in your taskbar.
* From McAfee SecurityCenter, expand Virus and Spyware Protection.
* Click Scan Your PC.
* On the Scan Your PC page, click Run a custom scan.
* Under Settings, deselect Scan using minimal resources and then try to initiate a scan
The speed of the scan should increase when the above option is de-selected
I did not say it "stopped". It is SLOW. If it were a specific file I could fix it myself.
idid what you said above
but i also disabled screen saver- still
somewhat slow but it at least finshed the scan
and took about an hour maybe thats the apprpiate amount if time
i can live with that
now how can i program the ssaver to disable at time of scan?
thanks for the input guys!