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What is McAfee Security Scan Plus?

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected.

Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your security software may be switched off or become out of date without you realizing. Or, you may not have security software installed on your PC.

McAfee Security Scan Plus lets you know if your PC is at risk and what you can do to protect it. Feel confident knowing that McAfee works behind the scenes to protect you by automatically starting the scan every week so that you are kept informed if your PC's security changes.

What if I do not want to install the offer?

During the installation of Java, users are presented with an option of installing the McAfee Security Scan Plus. If you do not wish to install the McAfee Security Scan Plus, you can remove the check in the box. If selected, McAfee Security Scan Plus will be installed after the Java installation has completed.

Before clicking Next to proceed with the Java installation, review that the checkbox selections match your preferences. Clicking Cancel stops the Java installation.


ยป Instructions to Uninstall McAfee Security Scan

Note: If your system is a part of an enterprise domain or if Java is installed through network installation you will not see the McAfee Security Scan Plus offering during the Java installation.

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