Why McAfee full scan takes 4-hours?

Acer / As5334-21532 cel
September 20, 2015 at 11:28:52
Specs: Windows 7, 2.0GB
I set McAfee to automatic scan once a week. It takes about 4-hours to complete. Lately, it has been going into 'Pause' and my screensaver comes on. I have to do a user re-sign-in. Sometimes, it will start back on its on. Whats up with that?

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#1
September 20, 2015 at 11:42:48
Desktop or laptop? Have you tinkered with the power settings? Hibernate or sleep?

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#2
September 20, 2015 at 23:27:44
Others with the same problem and some suggested fixes here:

https://community.mcafee.com/thread...


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#3
September 23, 2015 at 06:33:40
I would switch to a different AV software as some are much slower at scanning than others, on top of which McAfee is a prime example of 'bloatware' anyway.

I also don't see why anyone should pay for PC security when the free Comodo is just as effective.


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#4
September 26, 2015 at 12:39:05
No I have not tampered with power or any of the things you have questioned.

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#5
September 26, 2015 at 17:08:10
Is this a corporate PC? Meaning you can't change what to scan?
If it is set o scan EVERY file (including media files), it will take hours.

Or you can set the schedule to scan it overnight....


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#6
October 18, 2015 at 08:51:10
Hey Phil22. Where do you find this'Comodo'?

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#8
October 28, 2015 at 04:09:54
Previouslly I use to have different antivirus software. In my point of view AVG is better than McAfee. Some time ago I found a web-page were you can get the newest vertions for a good price/ You can try it too: here:http://bestadvisor.com/main-review/best_antivirus_software

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#9
November 2, 2015 at 19:01:43
McAfee used to be a real pain to uninstall. I had some bad experiences with it and Norton giving me BSOD when doing so. I don't know if things have improved since then, but if you are going to change it out then you might look to see if they have a removal tool on their website.

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