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How do I turn off Mcafee liveSafe briefly?

I needt to turn mcafee briefly, can anyone tell me how to do this please?

amanda

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Re: How do I turn off Mcafee liveSafe briefly?

(Moved to Livesafe - by Moderator)

While I emphatically recommend one to not (Turn off ) your McAfee Protection. In some instances,it is appropriate to do so for major system upgrades, Service Packs, etc.

Quite often one wishes to do so, in order to install a (Game) or have been requested to do so by the Site you are attempting to Download from. One has to use Caution doing so.

May I ask what feature you are inquiring about, and the reason for wanting to do so?

Regards,

Catdaddy

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Re: How do I turn off Mcafee liveSafe briefly?

Moved this to Consumer General.

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Re: How do I turn off Mcafee liveSafe briefly?

Amanda, on which device or machine/system is this?  (LiveSafe covers so many).

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Re: How do I turn off Mcafee liveSafe briefly?

Assuming this is Windows you can turn off Real-time scanning temporarily by opening SecurityCenter (double-click the taskbar icon or open it from the Start Menu) and then go to Virus and Spyware Protection > Real-Time Scanning > turn off and tell it for how long.

As Catdaddy has said this normally is not necessary unless one is installing a major update such as a service pack, and you wont be protected during that period.