McAfee updated itself yesterday and now I am getting an annoying pop up message more often than I care to count. I do not need/want the phishing/spamkiller add-on so I don't pay the extra money per year. Before the pop up would come up like once per session, now it is frequent and annoying. How do I turn off these pop ups?
Did you previously ever have Spamkiller installed? If so it may be a remnant of that that is causing it.
To clean up the installation best to uninstall everything as follows:
1. Uninstall all McAfee programs through "Add or Remove Programs" in Windows "Control Panel". 2. Use the MCPR tool, see this article: How to remove supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe). This will remove all McAfee remnants from your computer. (you must have Windows Vista, XP or 2000 SP4 to use this tool) 3. Launch Windows Explorer and delete all McAfee files in "Program Files" but especially in "C:\Document and Settings\<user>\Application Data" and "C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data". You have to set Windows Explorer to show all hidden files and folders (Tools > Folder Options > View tab). Just delete the McAfee folders even if they are empty in all the "Application Data" folders. Can be more than one! In Vista: C:\Program Files, C:\ProgramData and C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming (If you can't find any of these files and folders don't worry) 4. Reboot and redownload/reinstall your McAfee products directly from your account at the McAfee web site, not from any CD that you may have.