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eric3020
Level 7

Mcaffee Antivirus == horrible piece of crap

Just came with my Windows 7 and it won't let me extract or copy ANY .exe files.

There's not docs on how to even turn it off/disable it

What good is anti virus software if I can't  get any work done.

I wouldn't pay a dime for this

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Mcaffee Antivirus == horrible piece of crap

What do you mean 'wont let me.,..'?  What prompts are you seeing?  What version of McAfee is installed?

Assuming home products are installed:

To check that double-click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter

Click About.

I ask because it shouldn't be doing that, are you sure it isn't Windows 7 UAC protection that is causing it?

To temporarily turn off VirusScan is easy

Open SecurityCenter

Click Virus and Spyware Protection on the Home page

Click Real-Time Scanning

Click Turn Off and tell it for how long.

Also is this Windows 7 SP1?

You can also contact Technical Support staff by phone or online chat free by clicking the link under Useful Links at the top of this page.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 12/12/11 5:44:17 EST AM
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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: Mcaffee Antivirus == horrible piece of crap

That also could be the result of a fake alert type malware. Some stop you opening/running exe files. You haven't had any strange seemingly legit popups?

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tyomni
Level 9

Re: Mcaffee Antivirus == horrible piece of crap

Why are You sure it cames from McAfee?

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