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VShieldScanner high CPU on Mac Big Sur


Just installed my McAfee Total protection on my Mac mini Mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.7And the VShieldScanner just burn my CPU ! 

Pleas help, as I have bought a 10 devices licences, I don't want to spread this all over my other devices...

Thanks for your feedback

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Re: VShieldScanner high CPU on Mac Big Sur

Hi @ArnaudL 

We understand your concern. Please disable scheduled scan from the UI. reboot the machine and check issue status.


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Re: VShieldScanner high CPU on Mac Big Sur

What has the scheduled scan have to do with that? Also, why should I disable that function, that is part of the reason to install a virus scanner in the first place?

As far as I can see from other threads on the forum, this issue has not yet been resolved. Since I have that same problem, any more ideas than to disable the very product I have bought secure my mac?

Re: VShieldScanner high CPU on Mac Big Sur

Thats the easy way out! I have McAfee for free (enterprise solution), so wouldnt want to spend extra money. But at this point I am wondering if I would even miss it. If I dont find a solution, I might as well uninstall and let it RIP

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