How to update McAfee VirusScan- Automatic & Manually?

McAfee is considered to be one among the top-most online security software and known for total protection as well as scanning of the virus, malware, and other online threats.  McAfee VirusScan is one of the many products of McAfee.

The time you get connected to the internet, McAfee VirusScan automatically scans for the updates with every alternate 4 hours, then go for automatic downloading and updating of the weekly virus on the system on the background without interrupting you as well as your work.

McAfee VirusScan

If in anytime an outbreak or update comes up, it alerts you for the same. Then you can choose to update McAfee VirusScan to scan and remove the very virus which is interrupting your system.

McAfee VirusScan update file is less than 100kb thus doesn’t occupy much storage space and have less impact when the system goes for downloading any product. McAfee VirusScan update takes place in both the ways- automatic as well as manual.

  • Checking for automatic update of McAfee VirusScan

McAfee SecurityCenter starts looking for all McAfee products updates, as soon as you get connected with the internet. It checks for the same with very alternate 4 hours along with the alerts. By default, McAfee SecurityCenter automatically downloads and installs the same, if any updates are available.

Note- In rare cases you would be asked to restart your system, to complete the updates. Make sure you save all your works before putting your system for downloading the updates.

You can purchase any of McAfee products in an offline mode by visiting the nearby retailing shop. Look for the McAfee Retailcard inside the package while downloading, installing, and activating the product.

  • Checking for manual update of McAfee VirusScan

Other than the automatic update, you can look for the manual update of McAfee VirusScan too, at any time. Check out the steps below for the manual update of McAfee VirusScan-

  1. Make sure your system has an uninterrupted internet connection.
  2. Click on the option ‘Updates’ by right-clicking on the McAfee icon.
  3. McAfee SecurityCenter dialog box gets open on the screen.
  4. Select the option ‘Check now’.
    • Tips- If any updates are available, ‘McAfee VirusScan’ dialog box gets opens up the click on the option ‘Update’ to continue with the farther process.
  5. If none of the updates are available, A dialog box shows up, letting you know that ‘McAfee VirusScan’ is up-to-date then click on the option ‘Ok’ to close the box.
    • Sign-in to the McAfee official website, if asked to do so.

      NoteThe ‘Update wizard’ goes for installing the updates automatically. For activating any of McAfee products you first need to visit McAfee.com/Activate link then go for McAfee product key.

  6. Click on the option ‘Finish’ after it gets over installing

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