I recently renewed my McAfee subscription. Now every time I use the internet, a large annoying pop-up window informs me that "Your McAfee security software has just been upgraded." It gives me the option to watch a video about the new software or to dismiss it. I want to stop the pop-up from showing itself everytime I get on the computer! Any advice?? Thanks.
Sorry for the delayed response, Those are really for any information on disconuts & offers/ features regarding your McAfee programs. Could you please confirm whether you still receive the pop up from McAfee
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I am getting the same pop-up. It is terribly annoying. Is there any way to get rid of it? Someone in Southern India working for Mcafee support told me to uninstall and reinstall Mcafee, but that did not help. The stupid pop-up just popped up again.
I have been having the same problem as drl92350 and am getting annoyed to the point that I'll not be using Mcfee when my current subscription expires. The pop-ups started just after renewing my subscription. Please fix it. It seems to me that Mcfee should be able to fix the problem even if the pop-up does not come from their software.
McAfee are aware that their own popups can be irritatiing and are working on reducing their incidence and impact. As far as other popups are concerned I'm not too sure what you mean by "even if the pop-up does not come from their software', please explain.
Although I believe they are coming from The McAfee software; McAfee should be able to disable these popups regardless of where they are coming from. BTW saying that I am annoyed is an understatement. I know you are doing what you can to get it fixedMessage was edited by: Bluefox2 on 1/6/11 6:46:48 AM CST
McAfee had to remove popup blocking capabilities since most browsers and toolbars have their own and clashes between 2 or more caused browsing problems, so they got out of that business altogether some time ago.
They never could have blocked software-generated popups anyway, unless they used malicious code of course, as that would have caused software malfunctions.
I see that in recent years almost all software manufacturers have adopted that method of advertising or using popups to provide information so the discussion should really be on a grander scale - is the industry itself acting irresponsibly?
I agree with you, it's happening far too often.Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 06/01/11 8:01:38 EST AM
I should add that the marketing people responsible for most of the McAfee-originated non security related pop-ups have been asked to tone it down. Whether or not that request will be honoured is another matter, I agree it should.
Unfortunately popups from other software are pretty commonplace these days, Adobe for instance - that comes to mind as I just had one happen here - yesterday I think.
McAfee can't do anything about that for legal reasons.Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 06/01/11 9:25:42 EST AM
Thanks for the information and help. It wouldn't bother me to get an occasional email from your marketing people. However, tell them (I know you have before) the popups must go. I guess this ends our conversation. I'll be standing by to see what happens.