Mcafee is not updating
I have been using the 'much loved' mcafee for a couple of years now as I have never experienced the problems others have described. I have had this subscription for about half a year and it has been fine, then randomly it has started constantly 'Checking for Updates' and running a full computer scan hogging all my CPU.
It completely ignores any sort of schedule and the updates continue even if I turn them off.
In such a case I love to do format my system and remove the existing antivirus and later update the most trusted antivirus programs, I am not saying the Mc Afee in bad But this is the great way.
So if you like that laptop, have no other compaints and want to keep it, uninstall Mc Afee and use another one. Kees This is a common side effect of any antivirus program.
Here's how to ensure that the automatic updates are working properly.
Today I clicked security report (windows 8.1) Security Center version is 14 R10, Anti Virus version 19.0.161.
I click to manually check for updates and the window closes right away without doing anything.
All Windows computers on the Boston College network are required to have Mc Afee Virus Scan anti-virus software installed on their computer. Virus Scan is pre-configured to automatically update your anti-virus protection every day (except Saturday) from both on & off campus.
Sometimes Auto Update does not run automatically, such as when your computer is turned off.