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Mcafee security scan plus

McAfee Security Scan Plus is a totally free diagnostic tool which makes sure you’re protected by actively assessing your computer for up-to-date antivirus, firewall, and internet security software. Security Scan Plus scans for threats like malware, trojans, and unwanted programs actively running on your PC. It scans your browser background for suspicious activity.

When a scan is complete, a report provides details about the presence and status of your security coverage. When problems are detected, Security Scan Plus provides security recommendations. Security Scan Plus automatically scans your computer on a weekly basis to be certain your antivirus software, firewall security, and internet security are active and current.


How did I get McAfee Security Scan Plus?
McAfee Security Scan Plus is typically supplied to you when you downloaded another McAfee or third party app.

How long does it take to install McAfee Security Scan Plus and run a scan?
If you will need to download it, the program is a small download (approximately 1 MB). It takes under a minute to download and set up on a broadband (cable, DSL) connection. Most scans finish in two to three minutes, and don’t slow down your PC.


Do I want to take any immediate action when McAfee Security Scan Plus displays an alarm?
No. Alerts automatically begin a scan in 60 seconds.

Can I change how often McAfee Security Scan Plus scans my computer?
Yes. You can alter the settings of Safety Scan Plus to scan your system weekly, biweekly, or once a month:

  1. Open Security Scan Plus.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Select your preferred schedule choices.
  4. Click Employ .

Do I Want to be a Windows administrator to use  Security Scan Plus?

No. Anyone who logs into Windows can use McAfee Security Scan Plus.

Do I Want to be logged in to Windows as an administrator to uninstall Security Scan Plus?
Yes. Just Windows administrators can uninstall McAfee Security Scan.

What do I do if I get an Online Connection Unavailable error message?
This error message is displayed at the beginning of a security scan if your computer isn’t connected to the world wide web, or through a scan if your net connection is missing. If you find this message:

Check your internet connection and click Retry.
If you can not connect to the world wide web, click Cancel and try again later.
McAfee recommends that you perform the scan as soon as possible so that you can resolve any security issues straight away.

What do I do if  Security Scan Plus discovers that I do not have net security, firewall security, or that my antivirus software is out of date?
The McAfee Security Alert advises you on what steps to take to fix any security problems that Security Scan Plus finds.

I fixed the problem that McAfee Security Scan reported, but when I rescan, it shows that my computer is in danger. What should I do?
Security Scan Plus queries the Windows Security Center for information about your installed security program. Some security products don’t immediately report the updated status. Wait a couple of minutes and then run the scan again. If your computer is still in danger, your antivirus or firewall product may have other issues.

What net security applications does Security Scan Plus check for?
Security Scan Plus tests for the existence of McAfee WebAdvisor.

Can Security Scan Plus scan for all threats in my PC?
Security Scan Plus tests threats only in running processes. To scan the whole computer you need to install antivirus software like McAfee LiveSafe, or McAfee Total Protection.


Will the Security Scan Plus upgrade interfere with my job?
No. McAfee Security Scan Plus upgrades and runs quietly in the background.

Why should my PC be on the net?
Your computer must be on the net so that McAfee Security Scan may check for updates.

Can McAfee automatically supply updates for Safety Scan Plus?
Yes. Security Scan Plus automatically upgrades signature files and product upgrades silently.

Can I change the automatic update settings for Safety Scan Plus?
Yes. By default, Security Scan Plus automatically updates whenever a scan is run. To disable the automatic update feature, perform these steps:

  1. Open Security Scan Plus.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Deselect Automatically update my applications during my scheduled scan.
  4. Click Employ .

How do I schedule an upgrade?

  1. Open Security Scan Plus.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Select your preferred schedule choices.
  4. Click Employ .

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