"McAfee Idle Detection Task" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\McAfee\McAfee Idle Detection Task" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\McAfee\McAfee Idle Detection Task" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of McAfee antivirus software installation.

You will see "McAfee Idle Detection Task" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: McAfee Idle Detection Task
Location: \McAfee
Description: 
Actions: Custom handler
Triggers: When computer is idle
Conditions: 
History: 
   ...
   Error       10:11:01 Tast Start Failed
   Warning     10:11:01 Launch condition not met, machine not idle
   Information 9:51:11 Task triggered on Idle
   Information 7:35:21 Task registration updated
   Information 7:35:21 Task registered
   Information 7:35:21 Task registration deleted
   ...

"\McAfee\McAfee Idle Detection Task" is scheduled to run some customized plugin code when the computer is idle.

It is recommended to keep "\McAfee\McAfee Idle Detection Task" enabled as a scheduled task to help protect your computer.

 

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