2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2011 2:06 PM by wwarren

    Do I Have to Reboot?

      After installing VirusScan you are prompted to reboot, I know you can select no or usea script to perform a silent install with no reboot. My concern is that if I have a critical server that needs Anti-Virus or and Updates is there any other way to get the new product working without shutting the system down? Would cycling the McAfee services perform the same function? I would just like to avoid system down times as much as possible but still keep it up todate.



        • 1. Re: Do I Have to Reboot?

          Without a reboot, it proably cannot fully hook into Windows. Even stopping/starting services may not be enough, as I would think some parts have to hook in very early in the boot process to give the maximum protection. If a process is is running at a very low level, it probably cannot stop it to replace the file.


          Message was edited by: andyross on 11/14/11 2:01:47 PM CST
          • 2. Re: Do I Have to Reboot?

            Most functionaltiy you need will work without need for reboot, local real-time scanning works, Acces protection and buffer overflow work, on-demand scans work, scriptscan and email scanning work. That should cover your immediate areas of concern.


            One quirk you might notice (but really unlikely) is if you scan remote DFS shares with the real-time scanner - you should reboot first for that to work.

            And if you're having to apply any patch updates on top of the installation, it's in your best interest to reboot to avoid potential stability issues from the older code that your patch update is trying to solve for you.