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Feb 7, 2010 10:07 PM

disable mcafee

How do I disable mcafee while installing another program??

  • Newcomer 37 posts since
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    1. Feb 8, 2010 4:50 AM (in response to alalso)
    Re: disable mcafee

    Hello alalso,


    In order to help you I need to know:


    What program are you trying to install?

    What is the operating system you use?

    What version of McAfee are you using?






    on 2/8/10 4:50:27 AM CST
  • Newcomer 2 posts since
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    3. Feb 9, 2010 11:09 AM (in response to alalso)
    Re: disable mcafee

    Hi,   You can't find it  - 'disable' - because it isn't there.  Sux eh ? Who but McAfee knows.  Many programs ask for the closing of other programs and applications to assure a 'clean' installation. In many instances it is to prevent corruption of dependancies and availability of shared resources.  Interruption of  'protection' can't be the excuse, ummm 'reason', because McAfee has same requirements for it's install - both original and the McAfee requested reinstalls - and the McAfee 'home' isn't even a https site.

      My ranting aside, If you're somewhat pc sav vy I suggest Task Manager  

    K  mid-Mi.

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    5. Feb 9, 2010 1:14 PM (in response to alalso)
    Re: disable mcafee

    ******* Task Mgr click on 'processes' and click the view tab and click the show description box near bottom of menu for column choices

    when you then stop the McAfee processes you'll know its the right one when you get icon alert in system tray and warning you're computer is at risk ...

    When you reboot following your Roxio install the McAfee processes should all restart as before



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    6. Feb 9, 2010 2:26 PM (in response to IsMe4Sure)
    Re: disable mcafee

    In 2010 on security centre there is a link to Virus and spyware protection. click on this and then real type scanning and disable it. Does that do it?

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  • computerhelper Newcomer 1 posts since
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    7. Aug 17, 2010 2:42 PM (in response to alalso)
    Re: disable mcafee

    Click start

    Click run or start search

    Type in msconfig

    Click on services tab

    Go through the list and find and uncheck all the Mcafee services

    Hit apply and ok

    Restart the computer all Mcafee services will be disabled on restart.

    Install application

    Go back to msconfig and re-enable all Mcafree services.

    Restart computer.

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