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Q: What is McAfee Security Scan Plus? A: It 9s a free diagnostic tool that detects the security status of a user 9s computer for Antivirus software, Firewall protection and Web security. It can co-exist with any existing security software.
Q: When did McAfee Security Scan Plus download to my system? A: McAfee Security Scan Plus was likely provided to you while you were downloading another McAfee or third party application. Q: How long does it take to install the program?
A: The application is only 1MB so if you 9re using broadband to connect to the Internet it will take less than a minute to install. Q: How long will it take to scan my computer? A: In just a couple of minutes.
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checks your computer for anti-virus software, firewall protection and web security including checking running processes, and browser history for malicious websites Q: Will scanning my system interfere or slow down my computer? A: No. Scanning will not interefere or slow down your computer.<br><br> Q: Do I need to action on the alert when an alert appears. A: No, the alert automatically starts the scan in 60 seconds. Q: What do I do if McAfee Security Scan Plus finds that I don 9t have web security, firewall protection or my antivirus software is out-of-date?<br><br> A: The McAfee Security Alert will advise you on what steps to take to solve any security issue. Q: Can I change how often McAfee Security Scan Plus scans my computer? A: Yes, go to the settings and you can change the configuration to weekly, biweekly or once a month.<br><br> Q: Why does my PC have to be connected to the Internet? A: The Internet must be available so that McAfee Security Scan Plus can check if there are security scan updates. McAfee ® Security Scan Plus McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool for your PC that works with all security software programs and actively checks your computer for anti-virus software, firewall protection and web security.<br><br> It uses active protection technology to scan for all kinds of threats such as viruses, trojans, spyware, potentially unwanted programs, adware and browser history. When a scan is complete, you 9ll see a report detailing the presence and status of your security protection. If problems are detected, McAfee will provide security solution recommendations.<br><br> What 9s more, McAfee Security Scan Plus automatically scans your computer on a weekly basis to ensure your antivirus software, firewall protection and web security are on and up-to-date. Frequently Aked Questions McAfee Security Scan Plus McAfee and/or other noted McAfee related products contained herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc., and /or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries.<br><br> McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand produc ts. Any other non-McAfee related products, registered and/or unregistered trademarks contained herein is only by reference and are the sole p roperty of their respective owners. © 2009 McAfee, Inc.<br><br> All rights reserved. Q: What do I do if an cInternet Connection Unavailable d error message appears? A: When you see 8Interenet Connection Unavailable 9 error message check your Internet connection and click Retry.<br><br> If you can't connect to the Internet, click Cancel and try again later. However, we recommend that you scan when asked, so you can fix any security issues right away. Q: Do I need to be a Windows administrator to use McAfee Security Scan Plus?<br><br> A: No, you don't 4anyone who logs in to Windows can use McAfee Security Scan Plus to check your PC. Q: Do I need to be logged into WIndows as an administrator to uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus? A: Yes, only Windows administrators on your PC can uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus.<br><br> Q: How do I uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus? A: Go under Start menu, all Programs, McAfee Security Scan Plus folder, and select cuninstall d. Q: What Web security programs does McAfee Security Scan Plus check for?<br><br> A: The web security scan programs McAfee Security Scan Plus checks for are the presence of McAfee Site Adisor and McAfee Site Advisor Plus only. Q: Does McAfee Security Scan Plus scan for all threats on my computer? A: McAfee Security Scan Plus checks for all kinds of threats in running processes only.<br><br> In order to scan the entire system you need to install any one of the McAfee Security Suites. Q: I fixed the problem that McAfee Security Scan Plus reported, but when I rescan, the status still displays that my computer is at risk. What should I do?<br><br> A: Some security products don't immediately update their status report. Wait a few minutes and then try rescanning. If your computer is still at risk, your anti-virus firewall web protection may have other problems.<br><br> We recommend that you visit the McAfee website (http://www.mcafee.com) to learn about our security products. Q: Does McAfee automatically provide product updates? A: Yes, McAfee Security Scan Plus automatically updates signature files and product updates silently.<br><br> Q Will McAfee Security Scan Plus update interefere with my work. A: No! McAfee Security Scan Plus updates and runs silently in the background.<br><br> Q: If I do not want McAfee Security Scan Plus to update automatically can I change it? A: Yes, Go to settings page to disable automatic updates. Specifications OS Support: Windows XP SP2/SP3, Vista SP1/SP2 and Windows 7.<br><br> " Browser support IE 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and Firefox 2.0, 3.0 " Atom Processor 1.6 GHz or higher " 1GB RAM " 20 GB HDD " 802.11b/g Wi-Fi built-in