2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2014 2:02 PM by exbrit

    McAfee total protection vs  McAfee security scan plus

    dpforumdog

      I have both McAfee Total Protection vs McAfee Security Scan Plus. on my computer.          Is this a conflict?

      Is this a conflict?

       

      Thanks

      DP

        • 1. Re: McAfee total protection vs  McAfee security scan plus
          catdaddy

          You can safely (Uninstall) MSS+ through your Control Panel. Evidently you installed it with another program via being "Bundled". Most likely scenarios being when updating Adobe Flash Player. There are other programs offered similarly as well, Ask Tool-Bar, Norton Safe Search, etc.

           

          Just remember in the future to untick the (Optional) offers. McAfee Security Scan Plus has no (Protection Capabilities).

           

          Regards,

          • 2. Re: McAfee total protection vs  McAfee security scan plus
            exbrit

            dpforumdog wrote:

             

            I have both McAfee Total Protection vs McAfee Security Scan Plus. on my computer.          Is this a conflict?

            Is this a conflict?

             

            Thanks

            DP

             

            Not really but Security Scan Plus is totally unnecessary and should be uninstalled in the normal manner via Control Panel > Programs and Features.

             

            It merely scans and tells you if security is compromised and then would suggest a McAfee product.  It comes usually as an optional download with Adobe products so always watch out for that box that can be unchecked whenever you are installing anything.  3rd party optional software is quite common now as a means of keeping costs down by using cross-advertising.

             

            Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 16/07/14 3:02:08 EDT PM