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McAfee Securtity/virus scan

It takes HOURS for the McAfee to scan this computer! It is up to 85,400 and some items scanned and is still going? It slows the puter way down while it is scanning, but I don't know how to reset it. I think it must be scanning EVERYTHING on the puter instead of just security risks? My other puter has a different virus program that scans everytime you sign on but only scans 900 and some items and is done in 2-3 minutes. What's wrong with this one?

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Its supposed to scan the WHOLE computer,thats how it finds any risks,the more info (gig) u have the longer it will take

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Advantages: - McAfee Antivirus includes many features at decent prices. The protection level is decent enough for most users.

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Another advantage of McAfee Antivirus is its simple interface, which gives you quick access to all features. You can easily access its user friendly interface to use it, maintain it, and configure it. One of the main advantages of the program. Compared to other antivirus programs McAfee is relatively cheaper, and finally detection rate, when it comes to detection rate McAfee would still be somewhere at the top of the list. While there may be other programs with better detection rates, McAfee should be sufficient to keep those viruses away.

Disadvantages: - Some tests and comparisons carried out by TopTenReviews.com pointed out McAfee Antivirus as not the fastest antivirus around, because it consumes a lot of memory, whether it's during the scan or real time protection.

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