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Solved McAfee vulnerability scanner stuck at 50%

Dell Inspiron black 15r notebook
November 20, 2015 at 10:39:55
Specs: windows 8.1
The vulnerability scanner for McAfee has been stuck at 50% for two days now. I may have turned the laptop off at times when it was in process but since seeing the first 50% I have deliberately left it on so the scanner can complete. This has not happened before.

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November 20, 2015 at 15:23:31
I am going to be honest with you, I would not rely on McAfee. There once was a time when it was at the top, but nowadays, it just doesn't have the reputation it used too. For good reason, too, a lot of threats get by it.

Instead of McAfee, I would install Avast or AVG, you can get both of them from

I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but it might save you from a bigger issue of McAfee once again not doing its job.

20 years in IT and counting, baby
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November 20, 2015 at 15:25:12
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Sounds like it is corrupt.

Uninstall it using their uninstaller.
It will then revert back to what I use, Windows Defender.

McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool

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