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Can you please give me some advice on this.
Last week I ran a manual scan which worked fine, showed no infections or problems but seemed to take a long time (certainly longer than a scheduled scan).
Today I ran another manual scan which froze at 1% after scanning about 3,000 files. I looked on this forum and noticed others with similar complaints.
I decided to run the scan again and this time it got to 40% before it appeared to stop working (on a different file completely). I left it alone and, after 10 minutes or so, it started up again and completed the scan - again with no issues or problems.
Can I ask why is it freezing like this? Obviously I can't rule out the possibility of a virus but I'm normally pretty careful and there is no evidence of one.
However, there is evidence of problems with other McAfee users, so is this a McAfee problem?
The current version of McAfee does not have a particularly good track record in my experience. The automatic updater clearly doesn't work unless you leave the computer alone for 10 minutes (something I rarely do) so I have to manually update each day which is a right royal pain.
Is it possible the scan is now being halted by other activity on the computer? When I run a manual scan, I tend to leave the computer to its own devices until it finishes in about an hour. Is it possible the automatic updater is interrupting it and that's why it stalls for 10 minutes?
I have recently installed Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 and the latest iTunes but there appears to be no problems with either.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
My details are as follows:
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2
Security Center 10.5
Virus Scan 14.5
Anti Spam 11.5
Parental Controls 12.5