This just started yesterday with an automatic update that required a reboot. The update installed an icon on my desktop, I deleted the icon. Several minutes later it was back. I deleted it again and it came back again.
I've been through that scenario several times. I DO NOT want unneeded icons on my desktop and I certainly don't need the McAfee desktop icon because it has another one in the notification area.
How do I get rid of the McAfee desktop icon PERMANENTLY.
Windows 7 x64
Security Center 11.0.649
SiteAdvisor 220.127.116.11Message was edited by: Gene on 12/25/11 4:32:19 PM CST
Thanks for the quick response.
I read some of the posts in the thread you referred me to. It's amazing how angry people can become over a minor annoyance.
The Win7 Start menu is truly awful compared to the one in XP, in my opinion, so I have 5 folders on my desktop, each containing categorized shortcuts to commonly used programs. So now I have a lone icon. I'm a desktop neat-freak, but I can live with it until it's fixed -- and I won't lose a minute's sleep over it.
Thanks again.Message was edited by: Gene on 12/26/11 5:49:51 PM CST
I followed the instructions here: https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-3361
The moderater writes a final post to this locked thread stating the fix works-
Still can't get rid of Desktop icon even after installing alleged fix/patch from Aussie site.
Now running security center ver. 11.0.654 and can't keep the icon from reappearing regardless of what I try.
Here is the new thread I started
Ok escalated this as said in that other post by you it does work on my wife's PC and the beta been fine past 2 weeks. Hopefully someone will contact you within 24hrs as we do not want 100 posts re it did not work.