If you are using McAfee 2009 just open Security Center, it will show a yellow balloon top right corner saying "Am I Protected?, No". Go down and select E-Mail and IM (Attention in yellow) and next to it will show you the option to ignore the warning for e-mail scanning.
Tell me if you need further help.
I don't see anything in yellow. However, SecurityCenter (version 9.11) does indicate in the status box:
Click Fix and we'll resolve these problems for you:
• Inbound e-mail scanning is disabled
There's no option to ignore this warning.
Am I looking in the wrong place?
1. Are you runing any other email scanners/antivirus programs along with McAfee ? If yes please uninstall them and click update in security center.
2. Click start – run then type services.msc, In the window that opens up check whether the start up type for all the McAfee programs are in started and automatic. If not click on the particular service and change it to automatic .
Click on the recovery tab (at the top) and select all three failures to be restart the service
Click on OK
After its done, close all open programs and restart the computer . And then try to open mcafee and click update
Kindly report back if any issues.
I have the same problem, I've disabled a bunch of "protections", I only want basic virus protection. I've gone to the Security Center Configuration, and enabled every "Ignored Problems" by checking every box, for "Informational Alerts", I've clicked the first option, "Do not show...", and for "Alert Options" I've unchecked everything, but I still get this super annoying nag every time I startup my machine and then every few hours afterward... I'm ready to uninstall this software because this is so annoying:
I don't want McAfee to scan my mail. Based on your response, however, I disabled the McAfee Spam Service. I was hoping this would stop the notifications as well as preventing McAfee from creating a "McAfee Anti-Spam" folder in Outlook. But no luck. The program is still warning me and is still re-creating the "McAfee Anti-Spam" folder in Outlook (even after I delete it).
Any other ideas to make McAfee quit scanning my e-mail, quit creating a "McAfee Anti-Spam" folder and quit notifying me that I'm not fully protected?
If not, any other recommendations for virus protection? (I should have read the reviews before purchasing McAfee. It's not even in the top-10 list of anti-virus software and I'm struggling with it on multiple machines)
I understand your frustration and sorry for the inconvenience caused, please try to contact technical support chat through this link http://service.mcafee.com/LocaleSelect.aspx?lc=1033&sg=TS&pt=1&st=CHAT so that they may find out if your system has any conflicting programs that might disable security center and fix your issue.
You are missing the point, I KNOW my system isn't fully protected by McAfee and I'm fine with that. I want the dumb nag message to go away. Please tell me how.