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McAfee installed itself!

I recently noticed a big red M appear as an icon on my desk top without me knowingly  installing a single thing yet there it was! Have you found some under  hand way of getting your software onto unsuspecting users machines's? I  already have the Microsoft secutiry suite installed and have not  installed any new software recently and so have use for Mcafee, if 3rd  party vendors are responsible I suggest you ask them to stop. What ever  the cause I suggest you get it stopped!

Message was edited by: bobxmerrison on 22/03/10 16:32:11 CDT
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Re: McAfee installed itself!

It simply can't happen.  There are some possible explanations however.  Your ISP perhaps is plugging it?  Or you have just installed something from (for one example) Adobe and forgotten to uncheck the box that installs "McAfee Security Scan" which is merely a lightweight scan of your machine and was an optional installation with their software.

Check your Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (XP), Programs/Uninstall a Program (Vista/Windows 7) and check what McAfee entries are there.  Post what is listed.

Meanwhile you can just as quickly remove it from their using the standard uninstaller.

As a insurance run the McAfee removal tool (MCPR) listed in Useful Links at the top of this page.  (Assuming it's home products)

Sorry you've been inconvenienced.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 22/03/10 6:48:54 EDT PM
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