I have an update to Quicken that I want to install. The Quicken instructions requests that I turn off any protection software (McAfee) before I install. I can not find how to turn off/suspend McAfee. Any ideas?
The best way to disable the mcafee software would be:
I am glad that I am not the only person that has "turned off" McAfee. However
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In all the years of using McAfee (from Windows 98 on), I have only disabled the products for the following"
1. Problems with McAfee upgrades (2, both with the former "Privacy Service")
2. During a system recovery, and with network access off and disconnected.
3. During the upgrade to Windows XP/SP3 (that was a bear, but worth it!)
4. Disabled once to test a problem with another third-party's product that was misusing the "Windows Installer".
Many products state that you should disable your security software. I have found no reputable product that requires such, although, to be frank, there are a few other security suites with some quirks. As for "Quicken" (from Intuit, I think ), I install their "Turbo Tax" every year without disabling McAfee.
Every once in a while, I disable McAfee (just to know that I can, and to be certain that everything still works).
You could even try to download you program updates in safe mode with networking as McAfee would be disabled completely in this mode.
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