What operating system is this?
In XP - if installed - simply open it and turn off real-time protection.
Many thanks Ex_Brit for your swift reply. Sorry for not being clear about my OS (Win 7).
Reguardless, due to your fine link, the Defender is defeated and McAfee is the only one left standing---so to speak.
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You're most welcome.
Actually in 7 you can safely leave it active if you wish. McAfee turns it off on installation but in any system, except 8, Defender is OK to be turned on. (In 8 it has an antivirus component so should remain inactive).
See "Free 3rd Party Tools" in the last link in my signature below.
God job of pointing me to that link.
So much valuable information on one page, will be adding some of the recomended sites as time gos on.
Again, many Thanks
p.s.And So, now that I have deactivated Defender I guess I'll just turn it back on---
just because I can
Message was edited by: reeder on 8/31/13 12:13:10 AM CDT
LOL. All the best ;-)