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How do I disable OAS on Enterprise v.8.5.0i

I have the Enterprise v.8.5.0i downloaded on my PC (Windows XP version 2002) through my university which offers it to students for free, however I need to temporarily disable it to download another program but I am unable to disable the On-Access Scan. When I click on the icon in the toolbar the “disable” click is greyed out. How do I go about temporarily disabling the OAS? I can’t find any other posts that deal with this specific version or problem. I'm not sure if this is the correct section for this question, but would really appreciate some help.

Thanks!

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Grif
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RE: How do I disable OAS on Enterprise v.8.5.0i

Assuming you're the administrator of the computer, RIGHT click on the McAfee icon in the lower right corner, choose "VirusScan Console", then double click on the "Access Protection" section, then UNCHECK the box in the lower left corner which says: "Prevent McAfee services from being stopped".. Once that's done, you should be able to temporarily disable it using a RIGHT click on the McAfee icon.

Hope this helps.

Grif

Great

That worked perfectly. Thank you very much.
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RE: Great

Good job and glad we could help !

Grif