McAfee® Active Virus Defense For XP®
It can be a serious issue when there are error messages initiated by the very program which is
Problems with auto scan of McAfee® Active Virus Defense constantly running in the background and creating error messages when loading other software or components on Windows® XP-based system.
supposed to secure the system. Although they could be legitimate alert signals, many a times the errors are prompted because of a misdiagnosis by McAfee® Active Virus Defense running in the background without the user’s knowledge. McAfee® Active Virus Defense for Windows® XP-based system, like any other antivirus, could slow down certain programs, components or the overall system in exchange for an increased level of security. As such, a slight slip on the part of McAfee® Active Virus Defense could claim critical irreparable damage to Windows® XP operating system installed on your computer.
Possible flaws of McAfee® Active Virus Defense running on Windows® XP-based system:
- Running in the background without an indication to the user
- Scanning of running processes that trigger false alarms
- Unprompted actions from McAfee® Active Virus Defense
Running in the background without an indication to the user
When there are error messages triggered within a certain software, the cause is not always obvious. However, if McAfee® Active Virus Defense is running in the background on Windows® XP-based system, then there is a possibility of the security software itself being the culprit. This is commonly caused by McAfee® Active Virus Defense trying to access core files of the particular software. Furthermore, you should make sure that the settings of McAfee® Active Virus Defense and Windows® XP operating system are configured properly so as to avoid any type of conflict between them.
Scanning of running processes that trigger false alarms
Scanning the running processes of Windows® XP is a common practice of most antivirus software. However, a quarantine of a legitimate process just because it appears to be a threat, is not justifiable by any means. This sort of procedure is just as disastrous as deletion of a system file and could result in loosing saved work from your PC. Since McAfee® Active Virus Defense does scan running processes while scanning Windows® XP, then there are chances that such misdiagnosis could occur.
Unprompted actions from McAfee® Active Virus Defense
McAfee® Active Virus Defense eradicates a threat usually by an instant deletion of the corrupted file. When Windows® XP processes falsely appear as Trojans or worms for McAfee® Active Virus Defense, then complications start. If an unprompted deletion of a system file occurs, it could crash Windows® XP beyond repair. This is a fact not only with McAfee® Active Virus Defense, but also with the rest of the antivirus software available in the market today. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid all conflicts between the security software and operating system installed on your computer.
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