Win 7 SP1 I trust? There is no way to configure that action with the consumer version of the software. It either quarantines something or it doesn't. In rare occurrences it may detect something as a PUP (Possibly Unwanted Program) and then it will ask you what to do but with other detections generally it either OK's it or it gets rid of it.
You can deal with detections in the Quarantine folder itself and if something is being wrongly detected there are a few guidelines on that here: https://community.mcafee.com/thread/2016
If you feel that a feature should be added or improved upon post a suggestion here: https://community.mcafee.com/community/home/ideas
Hello, Ex_Brit, thank you for replying.
I understand what you are saying but what happens if the software incorrectly quarantines an essential system file and renders the machine unbootable?
That shouldn't happen unless that particular system file is infected in which case perhaps something could be done in Safe Mode, just a suggestion.
Technical Support are a free phone call away in such cases.
I feel this is something that is lacking in the product. I have seen way too many security packages that have been configured out of the box to automatically quarantine detections and which have wreaked havoc on systems. To come across a product where this cannot even be configured is astonishing.
I have already had to ring technical support before I was even able to begin using the product today and was given three separate incident numbers by different technicians (I was switched between them) during one call.
I'll be uninstalling this and installing security software that gives me granular control over all it's functions.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
Good luck finding what you want in a consumer product then. I haven't seen that feature in any I've tried over recent years. With the Internet rife with malicious entities that sort of decision making was taken out of the users' hands ages ago.
The features you want may exist in Enterprise software possibly.
Emsisoft AntiMalware has it.
Guard > File Guard > Default Action for Detected Objects:
- Block and quarantine silently
- Block, quarantine and notify.
Scheduled Scans list the detections made and allow you to choose which action you would like to apply.
You can choose to ignore detections until you have researched the detection thoroughly in case it is a false positive. Everything is logged so it is easy to trace the program's activity.
Then go with it but ignoring malware is a risky proposition. I haven't heard much about that brand to comment about it and that discussion would be best on an independent forums anyway.
I absolutely agree. However, the malware will only be ignored for the amount of time it takes to research it. Also, I am only talking about detections made in system files. It does not take long to determine whether a system file is genuine - this information is available on the web.
Agreed. As I said earlier there's a spot on these forums where you can propose changes. Anyway, good luck.