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We mods have complained to the techs and developers re this issue so we hope it will nit be happening in a future release(patch)
I used the fix and it seems to have done the trick - thanks for the advice.
Unfortunately, this doesn't fix this more recent iteration of that annoying re-appearing desktop shortcut.
Don't get your hopes up.
The original thread was closed by McAfee (perhaps they got tired of people complaining about the problem).
The date of the supposed fix has come but nothing here yet. Now I'm reading on other threads that the date could still be several days out as they are "throttleing it out at 25%".
Then yet another thread shows people are reporting the fix didn't work.
First, we're told that the fix will be before new years, then just after new years, then the January 10th, then January 17th, now we're just told "a few days".
Guess what McAfee, like many others, I've decided to leave when my subscription is up. And if the problem is not fixed by February 1st, than I'm removing McAfee from not only my three home computers, but my 2 laptops and (since I run the IT dept at my business) every computer we have at work (last count was 73 stations).
Come on McAfee. Time to put up or shut up.
Mitch the fix in in aussie server and released US today but in the evening. It will be throttled so only 25% get an update initially . If you uninstall reinstall you will get it. MSc build 654.
If you do not get it post back
I just wanted to update you and let you know the patch to resolve this issue is in deployment right now. Please check for updates a few times to try and get the update (it will require a reboot). If that doesn't work, you should still get it within the next couple days. If you need it immediately, uninstall and reinstall from the McAfee website and the newest product version will download.
I am going to go ahead and mark this thread as answered and close it. If you have any more questions about this issue, please send me a private message and I'll see what I can do to help you out.