Because the information is collected anonymously and no identifying information is traced back to you, there is no security reason to not participate in the program.But, some users may not want another process using up processing power or any additional load on the Internet connection.The central portion of this main console window provides a graphic representation of the state of your security.Green bars with text illustrate the level of protection.
The Advanced options let you select an end date for the schedule and the Show multiple schedules checkbox lets you choose to create more than one periodic schedule. If you leave your computer on overnight it is best to choose a time in the middle of the night when the scan won't affect your ability to use the computer.
Mc Afee collects data from clients throughout the world in order to monitor and track infection rates.
The Virus Map Reporting tab allows you to choose whether or not you want to participate in this program.
Having Active Shield enabled will hopefully keep your system free from viruses, worms, and other malware.
But, just in case something sneaks past before you have the update to detect it or gets in through some other means, you may want to scan your entire system periodically.