When you purchase a McAfee product and download it via mcafee.com/activate you expect it to scan for viruses and malware. However, due to any reason, it might start giving you glitches and not perform the real-time scanning task that it is ought to do. In that scenario, a user might think it to be a waste of money as well as time to invest in such a product.
Ways to fix the issue:
1. Use McAfee Diagnose and Repair tool
This tool is specifically available on the mcafee.com/activate website to fix issues with whatever McAfee products you are using. You just need to navigate to the official website and download the tool from there. After you have downloaded it, you need to run it on your device so that it could fix real-time issues with your product. After downloading it, do the following:
I. Click on the "Run" option
II. Double-tap on the file
III. Click "Yes" to allow it to make necessary alterations to your device
IV. Be sure that you do not close the windows that open
2. Reboot your system
3. Uninstall any third-party antivirus
When installation is complete, check to see if Real-Time Scanning is on.
Uninstall your McAfee software.
Run the Pre-Install tool:
After the Pre-Install Tool completes:
Restart your computer.
Install your McAfee software again.
Check to see if: