2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2010 4:39 PM by Hayton

    Help!  My scan keeps running every few minutes ... make it stop please!

      My McAfee Security Scan Plus is set to scan once a month, but for the last half hour, it's been scanning every few minutes and of course it's causing my PC to run a little slower than normal.  How do I make it stop?

       

      If I can't stop it, I'm going to uninstall it.

       

      Please help!

       

      Many thanks

       

      Steph

       

       

      Message was edited by: stephmilo on 31/10/10 14:12:53 CDT
        • 1. Re: Help!  My scan keeps running every few minutes ... make it stop please!

          How bizarre!  The minute I join, login and post my problem, the scan stops!  Coincidence or part of a strange plot to get me registered?  Or perhaps some kind of strange halloweeny type shenanigans!  Hmmm!

          • 2. Re: Help!  My scan keeps running every few minutes ... make it stop please!
            Hayton

            No, just a little demonstration of the power of the community forums  :-)

             

            From what you say it's scanning when it's not scheduled to scan. Well, that's a bit puzzling but not a threat to your PC or anything, so I shouldn't worry too much.

             

            If it happens again come back and ask someone why it's doing it, but better place your question in one of the other sections for a faster response. I would think the best place for it would be in

            McAfee Communities > Home and Home Office > Virus and Spyware Protection > VirusScan 14 - 2010

             

            For now, if the problem's gone away, perhaps you should mark this as 'Answered' (look up towards the top) or delete the thread as not relevant (look in the Actions section).

             

            Happy Halloween ...