You aren't the first person to mention this. I suggest you vote for the idea here: https://community.mcafee.com/ideas/1084
I don't think there is any way of disabling the current arrangement. There is an option I believe when you first install the software, depending on which suite it is, to use a custom install and not install the utilities at all.
But to change that after the fact means uninstalling first and starting over.