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mcccaffe virus scan is screwing wih my computer.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Whiteskin, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. Whiteskin

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    Every time i install a program, the installer freezes for about 10-15 minutes, or until the nt on acess scanner crashes. Then everything goes fine.

    I have been updating virus scan religiously so it cant be that. Is it jsut a probel m with virus scan?
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Turn off virus scanning programs before installing any program.
     
  3. flavallee

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    Whiteskin:

    ALWAYS turn off your antivirus program and any other unnecessary programs running in the background BEFORE you do any of the following:

    Install software

    Uninstall software

    Run Scandisk

    Run Disk Defragmenter

    Personally, I found McAfee VirusScan very problematic and prone to producing blue screen error messages. :( (n)


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
  4. mobo

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    mcccaffe virus scan is screwing wih my computer.

    Guess what...It does for a lot of users. Its not a program that plays well with other software so if you can, try obtaining another program.
     
  5. flavallee

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    If anyone decides they want to get rid of McAfee VirusScan, I have an article posted on my website that explains all the steps needed to completely clean it out.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
  6. mobo

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    Great Frank, there is another poster in the 98 forum that needs help with McCrappie as well..
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Hey now, I use McCrappie :D and I'm happy :D
     
  8. mobo

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    No offense Intended AC..
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    I know mb ;) Couldn't resist making a comment though, I do have Norton on a couple of machines too ;) Whatever is free after rebate works for me ;) I just make sure I keep McAfee on the McAfee machine and Norton on the Norton machine.....it IS A BIG PAIN to uninstall McAfee, have never tried uninstalling Norton though ;)
     
  10. Whiteskin

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    Well, i have learned to disable i just after big dl's finish, and before installing programs. :)
     
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    Ah, you are supposed to disable it then anyways ;)
     
  12. TheRef310

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    What do those that are considered "Senior" techs use instead of McCaffe? I personally have Norton...
     
  13. flavallee

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    I use ETrust EZ Antivirus 6.1.7.0, which is made by Computer Associates. I have been using it for about 2 years, it works well, and it uses very little system resources. The first-time cost is $24.95. An annual subscription renewal is $9.95.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
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    I have installed now and Had it installed last year, is Norton's System works, I just love it. I have never had to disable it for nothing , and when I did the Uninstall (of the old one ) I didnt have no probs at all. It unstall with no problems, And the Install of the New one , the 2003 Version went in like a dream. And it works flawlessly with windows XP, and Integrate the System tools, like file back up, and System monintering, and PC Doc, and Disc Doc, and system check up , and runs checks for Reg. inconsistincies, and has system monitering . Like it tells you when it is time to defragg , or run disk clean up , or do a Scan disk. I just love it myself. I know that it is pricey at 60.00 bucks a disk , (at Walmart's) But to me it is well worth it for all that it does. Btw, If you buy it now ,You can get 1/2 of your money back in a rebate. And it doesnt Seem to be a system resource or CPU , or memeory hog either. But if your going to go with any of them that is the one that I would go with for my money. I wont Run XP with out my Norton's System works :)
    Denim.
    Btw AC, I got a McCrappies disk here if you want it. lol I dont know where it came from . But I wounded up with it. But you can have it if you want it lol.
     
  15. ~Candy~

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    Lol, thanks for the offer, but I think I have all versions except for 8 (the newest) one and I see it's free after rebate and upgrade somewhere this week :)
     
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