With the new version of McAfee, your system has to be idle for 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time in order for it to run. This is a change since the older version, and in my opinion, a big inconvenience. This was the first problem I reported a number of weeks ago and I found out that the system has to be idle for a long time. In fact, the McAfee folks tried to talk me into shutting off my screen saver and power saver to insure there was no activity, but I refused. So far, it does work if the system is idle for a while.
One downside to this and I guess the McAfee support team can't turn this off - when they tried to help with my scheduled scan and long runnign scan, we could not run a scheduled scan with the chat session active. So we had to shut it down, and then getting back to the same person is magic.
Ah ok, thanks for the explanation. After making this thread I actually searched the issue on google and on these boards and found people bringing it up. I guess I should have searched first before posting. I can see their good intentions with it not interfering with something, especially if i'm playing a game or watching a video or DVD, but even in the event that it pops up and you're doing something (Like it did when I had Norton on my old computer), I can just stop or pause it and then resume the scan when i'm done again.
Thanks for your help, but now that leads me to this question: Say the computer is idle and the scan starts, and in the middle of the scan I go to use my computer...will the scan continue, stop, or pause?
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Once the scan starts it will continue to run. You can use the computer but it will run somewhat degraded while the scan continues.