How to Enable Mcafee OAS
McAfee is one of the leading producers of antivirus software for PC computers. With the latest version of its VirusScan software, McAfee has included a feature known as the On Access Scan, or OAS. The OAS feature provides constant protection of your PC from security threats and viruses. Since it uses a large amount of system memory to run, OAS is disabled by default. However, you can enable the On Access Scan from the McAfee menu.
Things You'll Need
- PC running WIndows XP or later
- McAfee VirusScan
Make sure that the McAfee VirusScan software has been properly installed on your PC and that no other antivirus programs are running.
Right-click on the shield icon in the system tray at the bottom of the screen and select "VirusScan Console."
Double-click on the "On-Access Scanner" entry in the list of antivirus tasks.
Click on the "General Settings" tab on the left side of the pop-up window.
Go to the "General" tab at the top of the settings window.
Check the box next to "Enable on-access scanning at system startup."
Click "OK" to save the settings. Restart your computer to have the OAS feature start running.