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Legit
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How Do I turn off Mcafee

I don't need to turn it off for good just for one program.
I seen where you can turn it off for a set amount of time but when the time is up it deletes what I need.

Basically, I need to let Mcafee let a trojan on my computer. Don't ask.
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Reliable Contributor exbrit
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RE: How Do I turn off Mcafee

If you already know you can turn it off for a limited time then you should see the option to turn it off until the next restart or never.

Double-click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter
Click Advanced Menu (bottom left)
Click Configure (left)
Click Computer & Files (top left)
Turn it off in the right-hand module and tell it for how long.

RE: How Do I turn off Mcafee

Hello Legit,

You cannot do this..!!..This is also not recommended...If you want to turn off realtime scanner then it can only be set permanently off..McAfee home products do not have exclusion option, enterprise product do have it..!! But what McAfee does is logical and good..otherwise if something goes wrong like system unstable or unusual behavior then people will blame McAfee...You can send that file to McAfee for analysis and also check which scanner detects it. like on virus total and threat expert, atleast on threatexpert you can check it's behavior..
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RE: How Do I turn off Mcafee

So basically I can't do this without putting my computer in risk from other programs?

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Affirmative...you can't do..!!
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RE: How Do I turn off Mcafee

You can do it...but your computer will be at risk the whole time it's off. I already pointed out that it can be turned off, so not sure why we are suddenly saying it can't be done.

As a Moderator here I'm not used to being contradicted.

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I answered the question as i thought he is being asking to turn off or to exclude for particular program...
Reliable Contributor exbrit
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RE: How Do I turn off Mcafee

I understood that he wanted to turn it off for an indefinite period so he could load this "trojan" whatever it was.

I've long since given up asking why people want to do what they want to do.

No problem.;)

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