Re: McAfee Antivirus does not work with NVDA


Scott Berry
 

Gene,


I am not taking that for granted.  I just wanted to moreless let people know my experience.  It works fine in Jaws so that's what aI use for it.

On 7/16/2020 12:21 PM, Gene wrote:
It depends. Years ago, Avast wasn't accessible with screen-readers.  In order to allow information to reach JAWS from Avast, the developers explicitly told Avast to let JAWS see the information.  Without that explicit exception, allowing information to reach the screen-reader was stopped by the self defense system of NVDA.

I'm not saying the same situation exists today, but it can't be assumed that because an antivirus program works with one screen-reader that it will work with others.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Scott Berry
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] McAffee Antivirus does not work with NVDA

It does work with JAWS and there is really no reason why it couldn't
work with NVDA.



On 7/16/2020 7:11 AM, Gene wrote:
That's not surprising.  Increasing numbers of antivirus programs don't work with screen-readers.  It may work with JAWS; you might want to try JAWS to see but I'm far from optimistic.

If you are using Windows 10, Windows Defender is highly rated and well thought of.  If Malware Bytes is still accessible, you may want to use that as well.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Scott Berry
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] McAffee Antivirus does not work with NVDA

Hello there,


It looks as though the new McAffee antivirus doesn't work with N'Vda.
It simply says:  "Chrome:  Cannot read old Chrome."









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