EDIT: SORRY. I just saw the about button at the end of the page. Gee thanks for making that and every popup non-copy/pasteable with Windows.
About McAfee LiveSafe
McAfee Security Center 14.0 3/11/16
McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware 18.0 3/12/16
McAfee Personal Firewall 15.0 2/11/16
McAfee WebAdvisor 4.0 (no date)
McAfee Anti-Spam 15.0 3/13/16 content update
McAfee Parental Controls 16.0 2/11/16
McAfee QuickClean and Shredder 14.0 2/11/16
McAfee Vulnerability Scanner 4.0 2/11/16
One more thing to add below: I have a one year version that came on a new box, thus I ignorantly didn't know what I have!
Desktop. Windows 7 Pro. I have a condition right now where I can't get rid of the green and white "McAfee WebAdvisor" pane that says "Tested Daily" on top. It appears when you mouse over the green checkmark next to links. Starting last hour, they just won't disappear when you mouse away.
I'll bet it's a glitch that will go away when I reboot. But there's a bigger problem. How the $^&$ do I navigate to toggle features?
/rant and background info ON/
This is going to sound trollish. Sorry, I'm p---ed. But after spewing about the great time waste that has been thrust on me, relax, I will communicate efficiently and meaningfully. However, first I want to lay the scenario out completely.
Let me quickly mention that I am a 30 year P.C. programmer veteran, very advanced, but have no experience with McAfee. A 1 year trial came on my latest desktop. So I'm not an idiot user like my mother, rest her soul. I may be missing something obvious, but someone at my level shouldn't have this much confusion with simple usage of the product. I don't say this to brag; I just want you to know you're not suffering with one of those who doesn't know what a mouse wheel does.
First I should tell you what I have. The only start menu item I have is McAfee LiveSafe. I have come to gather that that means that I have about 6 products in one. I find no help/about. There are no menus anywhere for me to browse. I can't tell you what version or versions I have because I see nothing to reveal this. That is ridiculous. Moving on though:
/rant and background info OFF/
** MY OBJECTIVE IS SIMPLY TO TOGGLE OFF WebAdvisor. I JUST WANT TO SEE IF I CAN DO IT even if it's not in my best interest. I have located 3 possible clicks for that. Every one of them just puts me on an informational webpage that tells about WebAdvisor, like an advertisement, but *not* somewhere I can change the settings. FYI that page is
The 3 things I tried, every %^&*ing one of which would seem to be where I adjust settings (not get to read an advertisement for the feature) are
1. Home LiveSafe page / Navigation link on right (gives Navigation Center) / Features / Web Protection
2. Home LiveSafe page / Web and Email Protection (on upper center of page)
3. Home LiveSafe page / Manage security / Web and Email protection (on upper center)/ Web protection (at bottom)
4. Home LiveSafe page / Navigation link on right (gives Navigation Center) / General Settings and alerts (gives page that says "customize your McAfee environment and control the types of messages we send you"). It has 5 available "popups." Each of the 5 yields one meager checkbox. You can't turn features or specific protections on or off in any of them. Customize your environment? Not even close.
I'm out of brilliant ideas to do this simple task. A half hour here, a half hour there (and a good half hour to write this question) and you have to ask, what %^&*ing idiotic interface would require more than half a minute to find something so basic? This is not just a rant. McAfee, if you read the forums, maybe you will understand the process that both a novice and an advanced user would follow - and waste time, LOTS of time, mainly because there are not MENUS where everything can be drilled to. Besides which, I still don't even know what product I have.
** Punchline **
I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW TO TOGGLE OFF WebAdvisor
Sorry for venting so hard. I'm really not a troll. Just had to yell as I'm furious at the substantial and needless time waste. Mc: just put $%%&ing menus in the product so I can drill everywhere. Christ.