An interesting point which I will bring up on our Monday afternoon conference call with McAfee.
Great.Thanks.Hope Mcafee Sorts this out
mcagent is simply the desktop user interface so it has no effect on whether the protection is on or not. Others should be prevented from being stopped by Access Protection.
You may be able to temporarily stop them in Task Manager but they should start right up again, in other words they didn't really stop.
That's the answer I just got on the call.