4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 6:50 PM by zurchiboy RSS

    What folders or areas does McAfee Security scan scan?

    zurchiboy

      I am curious to see what folders This product scans. I assume it scans system32 files.

        • 1. Re: What folders or areas does McAfee Security scan scan?
          Peacekeeper

          Unsure as it scans in 2 minutes it would be a quick scan. vis Install it and see if you can notice what folders are scanned. Really better to install a trial of the full total protection program and see if you like it. Mcafee security scan plus is only there to detect malware and I assume prod you to update to its full version brother. If you need more info I can ask further.

          McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool that ensures you are protected by  actively checking your computer for up-to- If you want I can ask furtherdate anti-virus, firewall, and web  security software so you always know if your computer is safe.  It scans for threats such as malware,  Trojans, and unwanted programs actively running on your computer. It even scans your browser history for suspicious activity. McAfee Security Scan Plus scans your computer in under two minutes, never slowing down your work or play. In addition, you can customize how often you want your computer scanned.  When a scan is complete, you’ll see the status of your security protection. If  problems are detected, McAfee will provide security solution recommendations.
          • 2. Re: What folders or areas does McAfee Security scan scan?
            zurchiboy

            Well If it did end up finding threats. Does it show were they are located? If so I could look for them and get rid of them myself.

            • 3. Re: What folders or areas does McAfee Security scan scan?
              Hayton

              The Security Scan Plus program has been modified recently and may now scan more of the system than it used to.  It is, basically, a marketing tool for McAfee - something to show off what the full installation is capable of.

               

              It used to scan just memory (for running malware), browser history and cookies (looking for risky sites) and perhaps a few in-use system files. Now, I'm not sure what it does. Certainly it will now add itself to each of your browsers as an extension or add-on (without asking permission first, of which I strongly disapprove). Probably the system file scanning has been extended to checking all windows system files. There's no adequate product documentation for this program, and that's something I'd like to see introduced.

               

              As for what happens if it finds anything - it will tell you. It's never found anything on my system so I can't say how it does that.

              • 4. Re: What folders or areas does McAfee Security scan scan?
                zurchiboy

                Thanks for the Answers guys. I appreciate it