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  Disabling McAfee VirusScan 8's e-mail scanning protection:

E-mail is the most common way in which computer viruses are spread, so you should typically have automatic e-mail scanning enabled.  E-mail scanning applies to programs such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape, Eudora, Pegasus, etc.  E-mail attachments, html files, etc. will be scanned automatically.  If you are having problems with an e-mail program, turn off McAfee VirusScan 8 to ensure McAfee VirusScan 8 is not the culprit.  Disabling McAfee VirusScan's e-mail scanning protection is quite simple.  Do the following:

In the bottom, right-hand corner of your Desktop is the System Tray and, within it, the McAfee VirusScan 8 icon.

Right click the McAfee VirusScan 8 icon and select Open SecurityCenter from the menu.

 

The McAfee SecurityCenter window opens.

In the left-hand column, select the virusscan tab.

I want to... :

To the right, click the Configure VirusScan Options link.

 

The McAfee VirusScan - Options window appears.

Select the ActiveShield tab.

Windows Start:

Uncheck the option Scan e-mail and attachments.

Click the OK button to save the changes and to close the window.

 

We return to the McAfee SecurityCenter window.

Close the window.

 

  Re-enable McAfee VirusScan 8's e-mail scanning protection:

Enabling McAfee VirusScan's e-mail scanning protection is just as simple.  Do the following:

In the bottom, right-hand corner of your Desktop is the System Tray and, within it, the McAfee VirusScan 8 icon.

Right click the McAfee VirusScan 8 icon and select Open SecurityCenter from the menu.

 

The McAfee SecurityCenter window opens.

In the left-hand column, select the virusscan tab.

I want to... :

To the right, click the Configure VirusScan Options link.

 

The McAfee VirusScan - Options window appears.

Select the ActiveShield tab.

Windows Start:

Check the option Scan e-mail and attachments.

Click the Apply button to save the changes.

 

We return to the McAfee SecurityCenter window.

Close the window.

 

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