Installation of McAfee® VirusScan 8.7i on the Windows® 7 system
Windows 7 is the latest OS release from Microsoft. This OS comes with many features such as Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Aero etc and is the most stable version of Windows based operating systems. Windows 7 can be also installed with countless applications which would increase the efficiency of the OS. Malware are the greatest threat to the proper functioning of a computer. All Windows 7 users are advised to install a good antivirus program to keep the system working at maximum possible efficiency. McAfee VirusScan 8.7i provides comprehensive support from all kinds of threats and can be installed and used even by users with very little computer knowhow. Advanced rootkit detection, script-type threat protection, e-mail protection, memory scanning capabilities, lock down files etc. are some of the features of this product. McAfee 8.7i requires Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron processor running a minimum of 166 MHz, 32 MB of RAM, Minimum 38 MB free disk space, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher and this same requirement is applicable for the server too.
Below mentioned detail gives users more information regarding tips to install McAfee VirusScan 8.7i on Windows 7 system:
- Installation in safe mode
- Check system file integrity
- Create restore point
Installation in safe mode
All Windows 7 users installing McAfee VirusScan 8.7i are advised to carry out the installation of the software in the safe mode of the system. When your Windows 7 system is in the safe mode, system would be running on minimal services and this would considerably decrease the chances of software clashes or errors coming up on the system during and after the installation.
Check system file integrity
When installing McAfee VirusScan 8.7i on Windows 7 users are suggested to check the integrity of the system files. This should be done using the 'sfc/ scan now' command in the command prompt. If any system files are found to be damaged, they would have to repaired using the default OS repair tool.
Before installing McAfee VirusScan 8.7i on Windows 7, users are recommended to create a restore point using the System Restore tool. This should be always done as a precautionary measure so that even if some problems such as system crashes or blue screen errors do come up with the system, the OS can be restored back to ideal working state.
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