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No confirmation McAfee is running or not

Good afternoon,

I have installed McAfee Internet Security on my Surface Tablet running Windows10

Unfortunately McAfee does not provide any information it is running or not and therefore I need to run other protection software as well.

Of course I must be missing something, but what ?!?!?

Please advice


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Re: No confirmation McAfee is running or not

Hi @General-Lee 

Please ensure that McAfee is up to date and perform a scan to check for any internal suspicious threats,


Re: No confirmation McAfee is running or not

Good morning Magesh,

Please be aware that McAfee keeps itself uptodate automatically. I just checked and that is indeed the case with McAfee Internet Security. Updates are automatically downloaded and installed.

I have no idea it is realy uptodate, I just assume that is the case, perhaps you can confirm.

McaFee Internet Security:
Version 16.0
Release Name 16.0 R28

McaFee Security  Center:
Affid 1045
Build 18.8.126
Last update 12/12/2020
Version 18.8

Regarding the threat scan, that is done automatically as well. But I just forced one as recommended.


Re: No confirmation McAfee is running or not

Anyone have any solution for this.

At the moment it seems that it is intended behavior of the McAfee to make it impossible to see it is running or not. 

Could anyone confirm ?


Re: No confirmation McAfee is running or not

I just talked to McAfee support in chat and rfeluctantly they recommended to Switch to Norton 360'

Too bad I have to spent another 20$. But at least i will have on-screen confirmation the Antivirus Software is running.

Special thanks to Magesh for his expert advice solving this issue.

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