pc crashing when virus scanning

  casper69 12:17 12 Nov 2005

I have mcafee internet security suite version 7.0
and every time i do a system virus scan my whole pc crashes and restarts
any ideas?


  Chegs ® 12:25 12 Nov 2005

Dump Mcafee ;-)

If you could post the specs of your PC it might be simply that Mcafee is taking to much resources off the operation of windows,resulting in its crash.

  VoG II 12:27 12 Nov 2005

Windows XP? Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under Startup & Recovery click Settings. Under System Failure untick the box in front of Automatically restart.

The next time it crashes you should be presented with an error message on a blue screen. Post the message here.

  keewaa 12:41 12 Nov 2005

Can you restart in safe mode and scan from there ?

  Chegs ® 12:05 14 Nov 2005

? Any luck ?

  casper69 13:28 14 Nov 2005

I tried what VoG said and it work but my computer has been acting funny abit but i think it is due to mcafee as a trojan virus didnt get picked up on that untill i done a adaware search.
which virus protection software should i get Chegs? ive been told mcafee and norton are the best any ideas

  Chegs ® 13:38 14 Nov 2005

AVG is free,and hasn't ever given me any troubles.There are several other free anti-virus apps around.click here

  Chegs ® 13:39 14 Nov 2005

click here

Check your PC with this free online checker,it will tell you whether you've anything untoward on your PC.

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