I recently bought a Dell G5 with Windows 10, home edition and it came with McAfee installed.
I do not want anything on my computer automatically connecting to the internet.
I do not ever want to be notified if I'm "not protected" or if the software isn't updated or if I "need" to run a scan.
I want all McAfee notices disabled. All of them.
I'm willing to try their product, so I don't want to uninstall it, but if it doesn't stop pestering me, I'm just going to remove it.
I have now searched the web and tried everything including removing all Task Scheduler items by McAfee, all Windows notice controls, etc. I have also disabled everything in McAfee itself just to see if that stops the annoying notices without luck.
I don't know what marketing "genius" thought that annoying notices were good for brand awareness, but if I can't shut this program up, it will be the end of my use of any McAfee product in the future and I will make it a point to tell everyone to avoid it.
Ok, tell me how to force all the McAfee products to quit posting popups, notices, etc. All of them.
You can uninstall any product you wish via control panel/ add-remove programs.
You could also check out https://www.pcdecrapifier.com
Hi, thanks for your response.
I would like to use the product without being annoyed by messages telling me anything that isn't an actual intrusion or virus warning. Specifically, I do not want messages telling me to update anything, or that I turned off anything, or that I should run anything like a scan, or any other messages which are not the specific function of a virus/intrusion/security product. I want no scheduled anything.
For example -
I was just notified that I hadn't updated my protection in two days. It only gave me the option to update. There was no windows notice. When I clicked on it, it disappeared. I want this pop up stopped. I don't want to be bothered with constant notices about things I explicitly told it not to do.
After many days of useless, pestering, bothersome popup notices that are apparently impossible to disable and having requested help both on the Dell and the McAfee community forums with no joy; having investigated Windows defender and found that it does nearly as good a job as the McAfee product, I finally simply removed McAfee from my system.
The internet is full of similar complaints as mine going back for years. McAfee is surely aware of these complaints and refuses to respond. I will never use one of their products again.
Follow the below steps and disable the alerts
I agree! I have turned off every switch in the "lack of control panel" and still get continuous popups to the point I will uninstall this product. I spent a good half an hour with tech support who advised me I had "adware" and wanted to poke around in my computer which was not going to happen. The following is the nonsense I received from Tech Support:
We are really sorry. Since you suspect that your system receive many pop ups from McAfee , we need to double check for the possible infection. Regarding this issue, I recommend you to contact our Virus removal team.
I am not ignoring your messages but trying to help you Ray. These adware pop ups are the McAfee pop ups. They are adds which is received on your PC and it can be removed by running a tool named virus protection pledge tool.
and of course:
As mentioned above, the tool should be run with the supervision of a technical so its not available on any portal. Since you are uncomfortable with Remote access, you need to contact concern department. So please contact McAfee Consumer Support at 1-866-622-3911 and ask them to connect to Virus Protection Pledge Support to resolve the issue.
Would appreciate if anyone figures out how to actually turn off all the annoying popups and alerts as "lack of technical support" will not/not help you!