...the icon on the desk top never goes away.
Do you mean the icon in the system tray? If so, does that really bother you? It's reassurance to me -- and I believe Norton has one too (at least it used to).
If you're really talking about a desktop icon, all you do is right click on it and choose delete. I have no McAfee icon on my desktop.
I too have the McAfee Icon on my desktop. I have deleted it many times only to have it come back after a couple of McAfee updates. This is a problem I never had with McAfee 2009. It seems that it is a way for McAfee to force you to have there Icon on your desktop. I am running both XP and Vista on two different computers and the desktop Icon is a problem on both although the McSvHost.exe error when shutting down only happens on the XP computer. Two separate issues. I can put up with the desktop icon if they can just get rid of that dam McSvHost.exe error when I shut down!Message was edited by: cburrows on 5/21/10 4:43:00 PM CDT
Does THIS help with the icon issue
I wonder why I never had that problem. Maybe it's the installer question about creating a desktop icon. I always deselect that option on every program I install.
To remove mcafee desktop icon permanently open mcafee > click on navigation > click on " general settings & alerts " > click "access protection" then delete the desktop mcafee icon & once desktop mcafee icon is deleted reenable the access protection . check whether u have the same problem .
Yeah, we've all been griping about that shortcut and the start menu "repopulation" issue since February. Long before the shut-down error thread grew in popularity (and for some of us BSOD with v2010 and subsequent reinstallation of XP, etc).
Seems this is the only thread getting anyone's attention. If we have the developer's attention, why haven't they given us configuration controls (like in general settings) to remove the desktop shortcut and repopulation of the Start Menu? Those are trivial in comparison to this issue, but have had complaints (from me included) from day 1 of my renewal.
I had to reinstall 2010 again after one of the updates made SiteAdvisor break (and reinstallation of it alone would not "fix" it), and along returns the desktop icon. Having to run a patch or hack the registry in safe mode is just BS, and everyone knows it!
And no one has been able to provide the registry hack to prevent the repopulation of the Start Menu.
Those aggravate me far more than a benign shut down error (but not as much as reinstalling my OS and rebuilding my system after the initial upgrade broke my computer).
Please give us back control of our customizable desktops and menus!on 5/24/10 4:00:42 PM CDT
Not sure if you've tried the solution from McAfee at Doc ID TS100906 (google it if you haven't) but this worked for me to remove the desktop icon - forever. Or at least until i had to recover my XP to try one more attemp at getting rid of the McSvHost problem!
I ran it again and the icon has stayed out of my life - again.