stop McAfee antivirus v8.7i from scanning

May 20, 2009 at 15:57:25
Specs: Windows XP, na
hi all,
does anyone know how to disable/stop the McAfee antivirus ?? its constantly scanning my pc and it slows down the pc to the point where my pc is not usable.

i have been to the console for the virus scan but i think this scan has been set up by the admin staff to run as SYSTEM so i cant kill it or disable it.

Is there anything else that i can do ?? so far sweet talking the administrator to disable it hasnt worked.


thanks in advance.


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#1
May 20, 2009 at 16:04:01
... this is something I just got recently to remove/disable mess with startup files:

http://codestuff.obninsk.ru/screens...

http://codestuff.obninsk.ru/product...

... its the "zip" file you want

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
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... got brain freeze


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#2
May 20, 2009 at 16:32:18
thanks for the reply but i think i was more after how to stop processes running as SYSTEM. i can see its running from task manager and its taking up most of the CPU but how do i stop it without having admin rights ??

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#3
May 20, 2009 at 16:43:43
Simply contact the administrator and talk to him about your problem.
The virus scanning process should normally be configured to scan files on access.
A complete harddisk virus scan should be configured to run during lunchtime.

Simply stopping antivirus isn't really an option, because it's only a matter of time, that your pc will get infected. And you'll get lucky if only your pc will get infected !!!
And this is the time, were you really can't work anymore.

So simply ask the admin for that.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!


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#4
May 20, 2009 at 18:18:50
have already tried talking to the admin. they wont switch it off or change it so it runs after hours and i cant do my work since the pc slows down due to the virus scanner. so round and round we go in a loop .....

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#5
May 20, 2009 at 18:40:29
Yes ok, that's a problem.
But all in all you can say, no virus protection, no pc to work on.
So the only way is, to change the settings as described above.
Do all employees in your company have this problem?
You alone can't convince the admins to make the changes, but a group of employees can, I think.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!


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#6
May 21, 2009 at 05:15:51
... there is a process tab ...+ mess about with switches also...not just "startup" files

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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