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Trumpton911
Level 7

How do I disable McAfee Anti-Virus?

I have Windows XP with McAfee Anti-Virus. I need to disable the Anti-Virus for a short time untill I change my HP printer from a USB to a Network connection. I am able to disable the firewall ok but stuck with the Anti-Virus.
Please can anyone help me?
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: How do I disable McAfee Anti-Virus?

To temporarily turn off VirusScan do the following:

Double-click the taskbar icon to open Security Center
Click Advanced Menu (bottom left)
Click Configure (left)
Click Computer & Files (top left)
You can disable VirusScan in the right-hand module and tell it for how long.
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Trumpton911
Level 7

McAfee anti-Virus disable

Thanks for your reply. If I click on my McAfee in the tool bar (Bottom Left) it does'nt open anything, to go to Start then Control Panel, then Windows Security Centre I can disable the Firewall but not the Anti-Virus.
If it makes any difference my McAfee I have connected is through my ISP which is o2. They can do this for me at a cost of £15 which I think is a little steep. But may have to if it can't be resolved any other way.
Thanks again for your quick and detailed reply.
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: McAfee anti-Virus disable

Maybe there's something special about the o2 version. You could try Technical Support Chat, linked at top left of this page.
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