As we are aware that automatic upates delivers the latest protection against new threats, plus feature enhancements that keep your software running smoothly all the time, I would recommend scheduling the update options :
For this could you please let me know the version of McAfee installed in the computer as the navigation through mcafee is different with both versions. Open security center and let me know whether it says Am I protected YES or Your computer is secure . so as I could provide you with the concerned navigation.
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I think that you still don't understand what I want to do, so I will try to explain it again...
I do not want to slow my computer down with the update process when it has work to do, and it seems that it wants to load and install new updates when the computer is first turned on. I want to be able to invoke the UPDATE and SCAN whenever I want to do it, which would be when the work on the computer is complete.
I have routines that automatically invoke certain system functions on my schedule when the computer is logged off. I want to know how to call your UPDATE and SCAN functions from my code so that I may add the McAfee scans to work that is done when the user doesn't care about the slowness of the computer - after he logs off.
Isn't it amazing how you can get an answer to an un-asked question?
This is an excellent question. I did not realize that this option had disappeared. The closest I could find with McAfee Internet Secuirty 2009 was to "Notify me when update is available."
I have set up many computers with a scheduled night to update everything, backup, and preform mainteance such as defrag--while the user is sleeping. This does a lot ot speed up a computer when doing work. The command line options seem to be disappearing. However, some programs do have a update command tucked away, but many requre user intervention to complete.
If you find an answer, pleas post it.