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    Stop vschwin.exe?

    Hi,

    On my PC, NAI's VirusScan software's "vschwin.exe" the auto-scanner keeps popping up.
    It grabs hold of the CPU & until I manually kill it from Task Manager, it won't go away.

    Is there a tool or method to stop this process starting up at all?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Stop vschwin.exe?

    What operating system and version of VirusScan?

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    Re: Stop vschwin.exe?

    Hi,

    It was actually "vshwin32.exe" & I am attachsing a screen-shot as well.

    I am using WinXP with McAffee VScan v4.5.1 SP1.

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    Re: Stop vschwin.exe?

    What I recall is that this is McAfee's way of telling you that the drive needs to be scanned. Sometimes it happens when a new user logs on or if some things have changed with the system's configuration. I never could figure it out for sure and tech support was never any help. However, every time I would run a scan of the drive, that window would quit popping up. This problem, and a number of others, are why I eventually dumped McAfee in favor of PC-Cillin. You might have a look at their support forums to see if anything is there.

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    Re: Stop vschwin.exe?

    Ok Thanks.

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    Re: Stop vschwin.exe?

    Ok Thanks.

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    Re: Stop vschwin.exe?

    I did a Google search for vshwin.exe and found this information here

    Vshwin32 VSHWin32.exe

    (McAfee) Background real-time virus scanning task for McAfee VirusScan (McAfee calls it the "On-access scanner"). This task runs in the background and scans files as you use or create them. In version 6 and above VSHWIN32.EXE is still used but it does not appear in the Task List on Windows 95/98/ME PCs when you bring up the Task List with Ctrl+Alt+Del you need to view the Task List through a program like Starter to see VSHWIN32 running.

    Recommendation :
    Essential unless you prefer to do manual scans.
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    Re: Stop vschwin.exe?

    Big Al,

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    This problem, and a number of others, are why I eventually dumped McAfee in favor
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    'of Norton'. But one way or another I found anything to be easier and more user friendly than McAfee. It just wanted to do it's thing, in it's own way, no matter what the user wanted. Now I wouldn't touch McAfee with the proverbial ten foot pole. Just my opinion. <img src=/S/cranky.gif border=0 alt=cranky width=18 height=25>
    (this may start the McAfee vs. the world argument all over again!)

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