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jbown49
Level 7

Too many McAfee Programs?

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I recently installed LiveSafe. During the installation, a message said "uninstalling previous McAfee programs", or words to that effect. I am getting pop-ups asking if I want to run "McAfee Security Scan Plus", which I am thinking is an old program. I have the following McAfee programs:

  • LiveSafe
  • SafeKey
  • Security Scan Plus
  • WebAdvisor

Are all four of these part of the LiveSafe suite?

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Too many McAfee Programs?

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Safekey and WebAdvisor are included in LiveSafe.  Security Scan Plus is not needed at all as it is simply a sales tool designed to steer people NOT using the software to the McAfee website product pages.

It installs as an optional extra with 3rd party products such as Adobe Reader, or Flash or Shockwave players and therefore should be uninstalled manually - it will be listed in Programs and Features in Control Panel.

Always check when installing or updating such products that you deselect any optional extras such as that.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Too many McAfee Programs?

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Safekey and WebAdvisor are included in LiveSafe.  Security Scan Plus is not needed at all as it is simply a sales tool designed to steer people NOT using the software to the McAfee website product pages.

It installs as an optional extra with 3rd party products such as Adobe Reader, or Flash or Shockwave players and therefore should be uninstalled manually - it will be listed in Programs and Features in Control Panel.

Always check when installing or updating such products that you deselect any optional extras such as that.

jbown49
Level 7

Re: Too many McAfee Programs?

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Thank you! Exactly what I wanted to know.

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