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McAfee Antivirus Version 8


The VirusScan Console is used to configure McAfee Antivirus. Access it by right-clicking McAfee icon in the task bar and selecting VirusScan Console. Begin with entry at the end of the list.

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  1. AutoUpdate installs the latest version
    • Right-click AutoUpdate and pick Properties
    • Click Schedule at the lower-right corner
    • Put a checkmark next to Enable
    • Pick the Schedule tab
    • Set Run task to Daily
    • Set the Start Time
    • Put a checkmark next to Enable randomization
    • Put a checkmark next to Run if missed
    • Click OK
    • Click OK
    • To update any time, right-click AutoUpdate and pick Start

  2. Full Scan checks the hard drives for viruses
    • Right-click Full Scan and pick Properties
    • Click Schedule at the right side
    • Put a checkmark next to Enable
    • Pick the Schedule tab
    • Set Run task to Weekly
    • Set the Start Time
    • Put a checkmark next to Run if missed
    • Select the day of the week
    • Click OK
    • Click OK
    • To scan any time, right-click Full Scan and pick Start

  3. On-Access Scanner checks files before they are downloaded or written to disk

 

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Revised: September 15, 2009