What Is McAfee Security Scan Plus?

This section describes the malware scan program, Security Scan Plus, from McAfee for Windows 7 and XP. Download and installation instructions are provided.

What Is McAfee Security Scan Plus? McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool that ensures you are protected from threats by actively checking your computer for up-to-date anti-virus, firewall, and web security software. It also scans for threats in any open programs. McAfee Security Scan Plus supports Windows 7 and XP.

In most situations, Microsoft security scan tools are good enough to protect your Windows system. But if you want to have an extra scanning tool, McAfee Security Scan Plus is a good choice. This tutorial shows you hot download and install McAfee Security Scan Plus.

1. Go to http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/freescan.aspx and click the "Scan now" link. You will see the "McAfee Security Scan Plus" download Web page.

2. Click the "Free Download" button and save the download file, SecurityScan_Release.exe to a temporary folder.

3. Double click on the downloaded file "SecurityScan_Release.exe" to start the installation process.

4. Click "Start > All Programs > McAfee Security Scan Plus > McAfee Security Scan Plus" to launch it. You will see "Security Scan Plus" screen.

5. Click "Settings" menu to configure the scheduled scanning as the following:

Schedule Your Scan

[x] Use McAfee scan schedule:
   Every Friday at 06:00 PM
   
[x] Automatically update my software during my scheduled scan

6. Click "Apply" button to save changes.

The picture below shows you automated scan schedule of McAfee Security Scan Plus on Windows 7:
McAfee Security Scan Plus Settings.jpg

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

What Is McAfee Security Scan Plus?

 Manual Scan with McAfee Security Scan Plus

 Network Connection List with FPort v2.0

 What Is McAfee VirusScan Enterprise?

 VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0i Services

 VirusScan Enterprise Startup Programs

 VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0i Log Files

 OnAccessScanLog.txt Log File

 EngQQ2005Formal.exe and Adware Trojan

 Running VirusScan On-Demand Scan

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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