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How to cancel stay-resident VirusScan of VirusScan Ver.4*

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How to cancel stay-resident VirusScan of VirusScan Ver.4*

I want to change the settings not to launch VirusScan, the bundled software, at the time of starting my PC.

There are two procedures that you can remove McAfee VirusScan from the startup.

When you make McAfee VirusScan non-resident, we recommend you to start VirusScan manually to execute the virus check periodically.

Procedures
[Part I] To remove VirusScan from System Configuration Utility
1. Select "Run" in the "Start" menu.
2. Type "msconfig" and start "System Configuration Utility".
3. Click the "Startup" tab and remove the check of the following 6 checkboxes.
AVconsole.EXE(C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee VirusScan\avconsol.exe\minimize)
VsStatEXE(C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee VirusScan\VSSTAT.EXE\SHOWWARNING)
Vshwin32EXE(C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE)
Vshwin32EXE(C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE)
4. Press the "Apply" button and then press the "OK" button.
5. The dialog box saying "Do you want to restart your computer now?" appears. Press the "Yes" button to restart your PC.

Completing the above procedures cancels the automatic launch of VirusScan from the next time when you start your PC.

Besides the above procedures, there is another way.

[Part II] To remove Properties of System Scan at the beginning

1. Double-click the icon of McAfee VShield in the task tray and the "System Scan Status" window appears.
2. Press the "Properties" button and the "System Scan Properties" appears.
3. Remove the check from the check box of "Enable System scan" of the "Detection" tab.
4. Click the "E-Mail Scan" icon in the left-hand side window and remove the check from the checkbox of "Enable Scanning of e-mail attachments".
5. Press the "Apply" button first and then press the "OK" button.
6. And then close the "System Scan Status" window.
7. Then restart your PC and select "Run" in the "Start" menu.
8. Type "msconfig" and start "System Configuration Utility".
9. Press the "Startup" button and remove the check from the checkboxes of "AvconsolEXE" and "VsStartEXE".
10. Press the "Apply" button and then press the "OK" button to restart.There are two procedures that you can remove McAfee VirusScan from the startup.

When you make McAfee VirusScan non-resident, we recommend you to start VirusScan manually to execute the virus check periodically.

Procedures
[Part I] To remove VirusScan from System Configuration Utility
1. Select "Run" in the "Start" menu.
2. Type "msconfig" and start "System Configuration Utility".
3. Click the "Startup" tab and remove the check of the following 6 checkboxes.
AVconsole.EXE(C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee VirusScan\avconsol.exe\minimize)
VsStatEXE(C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee VirusScan\VSSTAT.EXE\SHOWWARNING)
Vshwin32EXE(C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE)
Vshwin32EXE(C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE)
4. Press the "Apply" button and then press the "OK" button.
5. The dialog box saying "Do you want to restart your computer now?" appears. Press the "Yes" button to restart your PC.

Completing the above procedures cancels the automatic launch of VirusScan from the next time when you start your PC.

Besides the above procedures, there is another way.

[Part II] To remove Properties of System Scan at the beginning

1. Double-click the icon of McAfee VShield in the task tray and the "System Scan Status" window appears.
2. Press the "Properties" button and the "System Scan Properties" appears.
3. Remove the check from the check box of "Enable System scan" of the "Detection" tab.
4. Click the "E-Mail Scan" icon in the left-hand side window and remove the check from the checkbox of "Enable Scanning of e-mail attachments".
5. Press the "Apply" button first and then press the "OK" button.
6. And then close the "System Scan Status" window.
7. Then restart your PC and select "Run" in the "Start" menu.
8. Type "msconfig" and start "System Configuration Utility".
9. Press the "Startup" button and remove the check from the checkboxes of "AvconsolEXE" and "VsStartEXE".
10. Press the "Apply" button and then press the "OK" button to restart.