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  1. Axle Grease's Avatar
    I installed an antivirus that is not mcafee, It's by Eset, but it seems that I still cannot get greater than 90% optimisation on the S9+ without activating mcafee.

    I don't want to activate mcafee. My background with antivirus software is entirely PC related and therefore we hates it to bits, just like John Mcafee does.
    04-06-2018 05:30 AM
  2. Squarrow's Avatar
    No, it is not. You can hit 100% optimization without activating Mcafee.
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    04-06-2018 07:00 AM
  3. claykin's Avatar
    uninstall or disable McAfee if you don't want to use. BTW, Intel acquired McAfee in 2010. Then about a year ago spun it off into its own business , but Intel still retains 49% ownership.

    Nevertheless, like you I'm not much of a fan. ESet is a better choice. But this antivirus choice shouldn't impact phone optimization.
    04-06-2018 07:09 AM
  4. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    You really don't need antivirus software at all. I don't have it and can hit 100% optimization.
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    04-06-2018 04:24 PM
  5. Axle Grease's Avatar
    No, it is not. You can hit 100% optimization without activating Mcafee.
    How do I do that?

    Is activating mcafee required to get 100% optimisation on the S9/S9+?-device-maintenance.jpg
    04-06-2018 06:44 PM
  6. Axle Grease's Avatar
    uninstall or disable McAfee if you don't want to use. BTW, Intel acquired McAfee in 2010. Then about a year ago spun it off into its own business , but Intel still retains 49% ownership.

    Nevertheless, like you I'm not much of a fan. ESet is a better choice. But this antivirus choice shouldn't impact phone optimization.
    McAfee doesn't appear to be installed so there's nothing to disable or remove. Put it this way, I can't find it in the apps list including system apps. Yet if I turn on Virus Scanning, the first thing that pops up is a mcafee EULA for activation.
    04-06-2018 07:00 PM
  7. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    Mine was at 100% the first time I powered the phone up but then it started to fall and after about two weeks it is at 74% and no matter what i do it will not go over 75%.
    Also your screen looks different
    04-06-2018 07:02 PM
  8. Axle Grease's Avatar
    You really don't need antivirus software at all. I don't have it and can hit 100% optimization.
    I was able to hit 100% optimisation soon after I got the phone, but then something happened either through an update or fiddling around. I can no longer get 100%.
    04-06-2018 07:09 PM
  9. Axle Grease's Avatar
    Mine was at 100% the first time I powered the phone up but then it started to fall and after about two weeks it is at 74% and no matter what i do it will not go over 75%.
    Also your screen looks different
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f98c3e19db.jpg
    It's obvious what is stopping mine from reaching 100%. See above. "Turn On 10 p". I don't know why yours maxes at 74. The S9+ is my first "smart" phone and only my second mobile, the first being a $14 Nokia, so I'm feeling pretty ignorant about these things atm. Learning fast though.
    04-06-2018 07:21 PM
  10. irock1985's Avatar
    How do I do that?

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    Yes why does your screen look different?

    I've always been able to hit 100% on the last three Samsungs so I definitely say if you can't hit 100 consistently you have a problem and perhaps you should hard reset your phone. And then try and figure out if it's an app causing it
    04-06-2018 07:31 PM
  11. PeninaD's Avatar
    I installed an antivirus that is not mcafee, It's by Eset, but it seems that I still cannot get greater than 90% optimisation on the S9+ without activating mcafee.

    I don't want to activate mcafee. My background with antivirus software is entirely PC related and therefore we hates it to bits, just like John Mcafee does.
    It's your S9+ on Verizon?
    I just got mine today, and it appears to me that Verizon has put security on the phone.
    04-06-2018 07:52 PM
  12. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    It's your S9+ on Verizon?
    I just got mine today, and it appears to me that Verizon has put security on the phone.
    I'm on Verizon and glad I dont have the security option
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    04-06-2018 07:55 PM
  13. bennett22's Avatar
    at&t s9 and i don't have that problem. every time i've done the optimization, which isn't often even when i had my s7, i can hit 100% every time
    04-06-2018 08:27 PM
  14. Axle Grease's Avatar
    Yes why does your screen look different?

    I've always been able to hit 100% on the last three Samsungs so I definitely say if you can't hit 100 consistently you have a problem and perhaps you should hard reset your phone. And then try and figure out if it's an app causing it
    I don't know why my screen looks different. I thought it was the same as everyone's until posting here. Maybe it is region specific. Maybe Samsung is trying on a hard push of McAfee to New Zealanders.
    04-06-2018 08:33 PM
  15. Axle Grease's Avatar
    It's your S9+ on Verizon?
    I just got mine today, and it appears to me that Verizon has put security on the phone.
    The phone was unlocked when I purchased it, and I opened an account with Warehouse Mobile which nobody outside of Australasia is going to know about.
    04-06-2018 08:38 PM
  16. geraldem's Avatar
    what's the harm in activating it? I activated it seems to be working well no effect on battery or anything like that.
    04-07-2018 06:43 AM
  17. Axle Grease's Avatar
    what's the harm in activating it? I activated it seems to be working well no effect on battery or anything like that.
    1) McAfee's long dismal history. 2) There are better AV/AM software. 3) Since Samsung is pushing to install McAfee I must therefore respond with a one finger salute.
    04-07-2018 04:38 PM
  18. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    This is like my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Originally, I could get 100 points then all-of-a-sudden it would only reach 90.

    It's Device Blackmail. 'Install McAfee & we will give the remaining 10'. I have read the McAfee is a 60 day trial, more bloatware. Although, as Axle Grease stated, it's nowhere on the device to uninstall. (At least, I couldn't find it.)

    My Tab 3 is 6 months old & if my device maintenance score is at 90, I feel that really is 100. They can hold those 10 points hostage forever, I'm not paying the McAfee ransom.

    I've been watching my S9+, I feel like its only a matter of time before the same thing happens.

    Is activating mcafee required to get 100% optimisation on the S9/S9+?-tab-3.png
    04-08-2018 01:15 AM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    Well it can't give you 100 if it didn't run one of the components. What you're asking for like getting a 100 on a test but you didn't answer the lasr 10 items. If you don't want to activate McAfee then don't.

    Personally I don't see this as blackmail. It's just how it is. I mean, would you complain if you only got a 90 on a 100 point test because you didn't feel like answering the last 10 items because it offended you in some way?


    For the US guys, AFAIK it's the Exynos international version affected by this.
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    04-08-2018 01:41 AM
  20. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    Well it can't give you 100 if it didn't run one of the components. What you're asking for like getting a 100 on a test but you didn't answer the lasr 10 items. If you don't want to activate McAfee then don't.

    Personally I don't see this as blackmail. It's just how it is. I mean, would you complain if you only got a 90 on a 100 point test because you didn't feel like answering the last 10 items because it offended you in some way?


    For the US guys, AFAIK it's the Exynos international version affected by this.

    I understand what you're saying. I was attempting to humorous. Big fail, sorry chanchan05.

    It's just an OCD thing with me. Originally, you were able to get 100 without the activating McAfee. They changed the test.
    04-08-2018 02:15 AM
  21. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I’m not a fan of Samsung’s choices for Cheetah as part of its Device Maintenance.
    BerryBubbles likes this.
    04-08-2018 10:43 AM
  22. Manasvi Sareen's Avatar
    Ok, I activated it! I wanted the 100% (the guilty pleasure). Now,

    1) How to disable it?
    2) If I don't disable it, is it a active scan which keep running in background? Or just when I optimise my device?
    3) I want to use kaspersky internet security, is there is a side effect if I use it in parallel?
    4) and why Samsung hates it's customers?
    04-27-2018 07:01 AM
  23. r511's Avatar
    1 - Going to settings then apps you should be able to disable from there. You might have to stop permissions first.
    2 - I'm sure it's something that stays somewhat active. It's always been a system hog on PC.
    3 - Not really sure about running parallel. I think it would just be added battery usage.
    4 - I don't think Samsung hates their customers.. Lol.. Just because 20 or 30 people on forums complain about their device, they still have millions and millions using the devices with no problem.
    Wish I could help more with the anti-virus questions. But in my opinion anti-virus software is absolute nonsense. Like having tits on a bull.
    04-27-2018 08:13 AM
  24. strikeIII's Avatar
    I have the ATT version and can hit 100 without any AV installed. Make sure your Device Maintenance app is up to date as well. There was an update released not too long ago.
    04-27-2018 01:04 PM
  25. Sam_Gs7's Avatar
    Hey! guys greets from Sam: Should I create another thread
    or wait for advice here. My case is the opposite I do have
    Kaspersky mobile security installed on my Sam-Gs7


    But when I do the Phone maintenance it reach only 90%
    optimization, when I disable kaspersky app and do
    the maintenance reach 100% optimization

    anybody knows a trick to keep my kaspersky On
    to reach the 100% optimization.? Bye
    04-27-2018 06:11 PM
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