McAfee has changed the way scheduled scans start to prevent your computer from launching a scan while you are using it, which could cause performance to be slower than desired
When the scheduled time for a scan occurs, McAfee SecurityCenter begins to monitor your computer for activity. If no keyboard or mouse activity occurs for 10 minutes, SecurityCenter then monitors for CPU usage. If CPU usage remains under 10% for 10 seconds, the scheduled scan will begin. So do you have any running applications on your PC while the scan occurs.
OK, so basically that means the scheduled scan is meaningless, because it will run when it wants to, not when I want it to... that's not really helpful - LOL! I guess my only recouse then, is to run it manually? Too bad, because if I get busy and forget, it won't be done. Thanks for the explanation.
It is hard to believe that the option McAfee gives to schedule a scan is not really a command to the program, but merely a suggestion. That is why I have suggested McAfee actually add a "hard start" option that will force a scan at the time the user sets.