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EagleClaw92

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Computers, sometimes I just have no idea why something happens. Such as a program that has recently shown up on my computer that I didn't download & had never even thought about it. I had vaguely heard of this company, but thats it.

I have Symantec/Norton as my security program for anti-virus & all the other main stuff u have to worry about & it has done a pretty good job thru the years. I make a once yearly payment for this. I'm sure that real tech savvy folks can probably do other things to protect their computers that are probably free......but I'm not even close to there yet & recently paid for another year.

MY BOTTOM LINE QUESTION IS THIS: A program that is now on my computer......& I don't know how it got there is: McAfee Security Scan Plus. On the add or remove programs page of my computer it says the size is 12.07MB (I just added the size for info purposes).

When I booted up my computer today the icon for that site came up saying I needed to click on a button to resolve a few issues. I minimized it so I could type exactly what it said later, but for some reason, it is now gone. I'm almost sure if I rebooted my computer I could get that exact info again on what it says.

But should I just uninstall this site from the info I've stated here.....or should I just click on the button it says will resolve a few issues. Or would I need to reboot my computer to get exactly the info that comes up from McAfee Security Scan Plus. I've been wasting a lot of time on issues like this lately, and I hope this is the last one.

ANY REPLIES WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANKS
 

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I would get rid of both McAfee and Norton's.

But yes, do not run two or more AV programs at the same time.
 
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you should not have two antiviruses installed at the same time. It can cause issues. You can uninstall McAfee. looks like you installed something that had mcafees included - did you recently update adobe flash?
 

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The McAfee Security Scan Plus is just a crappy manual scanner that gets included in stuff like Java or Adobe products as a freebie unless you read and uncheck it as an option when installing them. It's not a real time antivirus program like your installed Norton/Symantec. Definitely uninstall it as its completely useless.
 

EagleClaw92

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you should not have two antiviruses installed at the same time. It can cause issues. You can uninstall McAfee. looks like you installed something that had mcafees included - did you recently update adobe flash?
THANKS FOR THE REPLY

Yes - I did recently update adobe flash. Sometimes when I boot up my computer adobe will be there asking me if I want to update it. I always do because I thought it was safe to do that & even though I have a very old sorta crappy computer - I think updating the adobe is a good thing to do?


The McAfee Security Scan Plus is just a crappy manual scanner that gets included in stuff like Java or Adobe products as a freebie unless you read and uncheck it as an option when installing them. It's not a real time antivirus program like your installed Norton/Symantec. Definitely uninstall it as its completely useless.
THANKS FOR THE REPLY

I did as you folks advised and got rid of it.
 

Triple6

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Yes updating Adobe Flash or Reader is a good thing, just be sure to read each screen carefully and uncheck any freebies or extras they offer.
 
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