The advice crashed my computer and I had to reinstall the Win 7 OS.
If you get the pop-up instructing you to reboot because new updates are ready, and the reboot does not work, be careful. Very careful. See my post "Remove Error". I followed the instructions given carefully. I saw a previous post saying that person's computer locked up after the repair, so I was cautious to follow the instructions carefully.
The advice did not work. After doing what they said, my system was a disaster. After a reboot, I could use it for about 30 second when a "Wait" icon would appear and nothing would respond. If I brought up Task Manager, I could not end non-responding program! Only the Wait icon would appear. Either a log off or a reboot would give me another 20-30 seconds before it locked agan.
Be cautious! Very cautious. It might be better to live with McAfee's damnable annoying pop-up than try to remove it.