Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What is McAfee Security Scan Plus?
A: It’s a free diagnostic tool that detects the security
status of a user’s 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’re 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. McAfee Security Scan
Plus 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
A: No. Scanning will not interefere or slow down
Q: Do I need to action on the alert when an alert
A: No, the alert automatically starts the scan in 60
Q: What do I do if McAfee Security Scan Plus finds
that I don’t have web security, firewall protection
or my antivirus software is out-of-date?
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