Users of McAfee Virusscan should also shut off the scan scheduler unless you actually keep the computer running full speed 24x7. Scheduler has been known to cause problems with system sleep modes and hard drive sleep.
It tends to crash system sleep modes. It doesn't matter it you put the system to sleep or if it sleeps automatically via a timmer. the machine may appear to go to sleep but the system will actually crash either going to sleep or waking up. The result of this crash can even screw up CMOS settings on some computers.
It also poles the hard drive continuosly to check it's schedule. This keeps the hard drive from spinning down after periods of none use. (The HD won't spin down until the system tries to sleep the whole computer. At that time the first problems above will likely show up.)
When installing McAfee don't install "screen scan" This "feature" is mostly a giant pain.
DO keep system scan, email scan, and down load scan, on at all times.
NEVER EVER open an attachment unless you know what it is/does. EVEN IF ANTI VIRUS SOFTWARE DOESN'T FIND ANYTHING!
[This message has been edited by theogre (edited 05-17-2000).]