First off, you're wrong, but then I'm only a customer like yourself.
There is no such thing as McAfee Scanner Service, by that name anyway, but there is McAfee Security Scan Plus which is an optional download with many 3rd party products, Adobe and uTorrent for instance, and is merely a sales tool and can be uninstalled easily via Control Panel - Programs and Features.
Those optional downloads serve to keep the 3rd party products free by drumming up advertising revenue for them. It's up to you to watch when you are downloading and/or updating anything these days to make sure there are no optional extras already included.
If that isn't what's eating up your CPU then please specify exactly what software and version you have installed and what operating system this is, plus what kind of machine and CPU are you using?
Also note that McAfee provides totally free Technical Support by phone for all their consumer products.
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I was actually feeling quite depressed until your final line..
I hope you all step on a plug.
Oh my - that's the best curse ever! I hope you mean a UK 13amp plug - they are the worst by far, much more so than the bendy USA versions.
I will respond in kind - "I curse you to walk on legos"
Stepping on Lego in the dark is both excruciating and terrifying - what if there is more out there in the shadows??? Better sit put and wait till dawn, i'm sure I can hold this wee in...
Ah, but now I've uninstalled I'm both wrong and free of McAfee, which I think we can all agree is infinitely more bearable than me just being wrong
Hi. I didn't, but I've uninstalled so it's all good thanks. I can see why John went on the run though...
A sense of humour is a valuable asset I find....;-)
Seriously, there is such an entity now in my software I see (I was not in my usual system when replying earlier on),. but it's on only when a scan is running I believe, so if that is eating your CPU somehow, it shouldn't be. Selvan who has already answered you is the best person to find a solution. I don't see that high usage though running mine. Either Selvan or Technical Support are your best options.