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How to stop McAfee from opening browser at start up

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I have just installed McAfee on my Mac, Sierra  10.12.6 . I use Chrome, but I don't have any browser open automatically when I turn on my laptop.  Since installing McAfee yesterday, whenever I open the laptop, it automatically opens in Safari.  I like Safari but I prefer Chrome and I want to stop it from opening in Safari.  I've wandered through Settings and Service Preferences and haven't found anything about browsers.  I'm obviously overlooking, but anyone out there that could point me where I need to go?  Many thanks!  Virginia

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Re: How to stop McAfee from opening browser at start up

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Hi @BusinessFolk89 @virginiagardner @othernamen @janikackermann @xogiw 

Please refer this article TS102813 and update us

 

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Reliable Contributor catdaddy
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Hi Virginia,

Here's the steps:

  1. Open Safari (yes, open Safari even if you want to use another app as your default browser)
  2. Pull down the 'Safari' menu and choose to open 'Preferences' (or just hit command-,)
  3. Click the 'General' tab.
  4. Choose the default web browser you would prefer to use.
  5. Quit Safari, and you're done. 

  

Also see  Change the Default Web Browser in Mac OS X | OSXDaily

Cliff
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I don't think you answered her question in the way she wanted. I'm having the same problem where Mcaffe opens a web browser and the extensions box at start up. It's not about what browser we want to use, it's about stopping an unwanted action clearly being caused by the Mcaffee program. AND it's not only annoying but it's slowing down the startup process on my computer. This isn't just a random thing. I have three computers that I recently installed the Mcaffee software on and it's the same on all of them. On my own I can't find any answer or solution for this other than to uninstall the root cause, mcaffee.

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also, i won't be renewing my subscription at the end of next month if this problem can't be fixed. I'm paying to have my computer protected by the software, not controled.

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I will contact someone on your behalf to further assist you.

@Karthik_K  Could you please assist this customer?

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It sounds like McAfee is trying to install the SiteAdvisor browser extension and hence the extensions window pops-up. Do you see any prompts around this? Once you have set up the browser extension the pop up wouldn't appear
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Thank you Selvan

Cliff
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Thank you for trying to explain it. But unfortunately that isn’t the case. The extension is already installed, but if you don’t want to use it, the browser is opened at each start-up. Extremely annoying.

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Is there a solution for this?