Scheduling Antivirus and Spyware Scans
Revision as of 14:34, 6 June 2011 by Bridings
McAfee AntiVirus is outdatedMcAfee AntiVirus was the antivirus solution provided with the machines provided by Stevens. McAfee has been replaced by the new anti-virus solution, AVG Anti-Virus. Below, you will find information on various tasks having to do with McAfee AntiVirus however, we recommend that all users upgrade to AVG Anti-Virus
McAfee Antivirus comes pre-installed on all Stevens Laptops.
- To schedule a full system scan, right click on the McAfee Antivirus tray icon in the lower right corner of your screen.
- Go to VirusScan Console...
- Double click Full Scan. If full scan is not in the window, You can create a New On-Demand Scan Task by going to Task and selecting New On-Demand Scan Task.
- To setup the scheduled task click the Schedule... button on the right.
- Check Enable and move to the Schedule tab.
- Select Weekly from the Run task dropdown menu. Set a start time that occurs when the computer is on but you will most likely be away from the machine. I have selected 12:03 PM as a likely lunchtime. If you leave the machine on at night you can schedule it after 5:00 PM. Select Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
- Press OK. Select the Detection tab and make sure to check the Scan inside archive and Decode MIME encoded files.
- Press OK. Your system will now be scanned weekly for infections.