McAfee VirusScan: Disable VShield (Windows)

If you've installed VirusScan and need to run Scandisk or Disk Defragmenter, or if you are installing software that requires you to disable anti-virus software, follow these instructions.

  1. Right-click the VShield icon in the System Tray (in the lower-right corner of your screen), as shown in the following graphic:

    vshield icon

  2. Click VirusScan Console.
  3. Right-click Access Protection and choose Disable.
  4. Right-click On-Access Scanner and choose Disable.
  5. After running Scandisk or Disk Defragmenter, or after installing other software, re-enable VShield by enabling On-Access scanner and Access Protection.

Last updated 2/14/14