Video: How to scan your computer using McAfee version 11.0

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Video: How to scan your computer using McAfee version 11.0




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McAfee version 11.0 offers three different ways to scan your computer for malicious activity. First, open McAfee and select Real-Time Scanning, then click Scan your PC. Here you have three different options to scan your computer.

Run a Quick Scan will scan for viruses, spyware, or other threats in the most vulnerable areas of your computer.

Run a Full Scan will scan for viruses, spyware or other threats that exist anywhere in the computer.

Run a Custom Scan will scan for viruses, spyware or other threats in a specific drive or folder you select.

If you choose the Quick Scan or Full Scan option, the scan will begin automatically.

Once the Quick Scan or Full Scan is complete you‘ll receive a message, Quick Scan complete or Full Scan complete displaying the details of the scan. To see the scan results of any suspicious files, click View details.

If you see the message McAfee did not detect any issues on your PC. No further action is required, then your computer is virus free.

If you choose the Run a Custom Scan option, click Customize Your Scan.

On the left side, you can select the locations and folders you’d like to scan by checking the check boxes.

On the right side, you can select the types of threats you’d like to scan for by checking the check boxes.

McAfee version 11.0 provides you the option of clicking Exclude Files and Folders.

From here you can click Add file or Add folder. This allows you to search your computer for specific files or folders you’d like to exclude from a McAfee scan.

Once you’ve selected files or folders you’d like to exclude, click Scan.

McAfee will scan your computer.

Once McAfee finishes scanning, you’ll receive a Custom Scan is complete message.

Your computer is now virus free.



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Last updated: 06-04-2012
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