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How temorarily disable Mcafee Security Center

When installing software or playing certain resource-intensive games, I'd like to disable McAfee temporarily. There no longer seems to be a rapid way to do this, but I'll bet there really is. Can anyone help?
-- Dave K.

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It isn't as simple as it used to be unfortunately,

or fortunately,

Double-click the taskbar icon to open the Security Center
Click Advanced Menu (lower left)
Click Configure (left)
Click Computer & Files (upper left)
VirusScan can be disabled on the right.

Do the same via Internet & Network for Firewall Plus.

Found it at the McAfee forum:

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Thanks, Marianna.

Sounds like a Pita to have to do repeatedly Sad
-- Dave K.

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Right and simple answer to disable McAfee Security Center


you are right, it isn't as simple as it used to be but ...

it works!

Thank you for your advice and for making our lives less complicated.

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Disabling Anti Virus and Firewall.

I have McAfee installed on my computer. With operating system Windows XP. The Computer is a Dell Dimention 4550 desktop.
Iam wanting to change the settings on my printer which is a HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One printer-scanner-Fax and copier. To a network connection, at the moment it is connected with a USB cable. Following the HP manual I get as far as connecting then, it gives a warning that it has detected I have a firewall and Anti-virus, and that it could interfere with the new connection. These need to be temporary disable for me to carry out this connection. I am able to disable the firewall (which is shown in my security Control Panel) When it comes to Anti-Virus I am unable to disable that. I would appreciate and welcome any suggestions as to how to disable the Anti-Virus

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Remove McAfee

I have seen more computers with viruses have McAfee then any other AntiVirus program. I would remove it and get a free antivirus like AVG.

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Windows 7, 2010

I'm having the same prob-- temporarily disabling McAfee. There is no Advanced Menu in the lower left on my 12/2010 version.

Any other ideas? I can't seem to use task manager to kill the processes, and I already unchecked all the startup options via msconfig...

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or you could


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Which McAfee Product?


Which McAfee product do you have installed? When you open the Security Center, is there a "real time scanning" option, which leads you to its settings?

I don't know which (specific) product this is, but have a look here.

Let us know the name of the product, if none of the above helps.


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Disable McAfee

To disable the version you have: right click the bottom right screen icon, choose change settings, choose real time scanning,turn real time scanning off.I think this will help you.

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disable mcafee

ya,i did the same,its working,its done !!

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