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How to Close Our McAfee Product


McAfee's line of security software protects your business computers from viruses, spam and data loss. It is important to keep your computer protected, but occasionally you may need to shut down McAfee. McAfee requires a large amount of computer resources to run, sometimes causing other resource-heavy programs to slow down or crash. Some programs also ask you to close McAfee before downloading and installing an update. McAfee allows users to temporarily turn off the computer's firewall and real-time scanning. You can also use the Windows Services tool to completely disable McAfee.


Disable Scanning and Firewall

1. Right-click on the McAfee icon in the bottom-right corner of the Windows system tray. In Windows 7, you may need to click the "Show hidden icons" arrow to see the McAfee icon.2. Point to "Change Settings." Click "Real-Time Scanning."3. Click "Turn Off." McAfee asks you when you want to resume real-time scanning. Select a time or choose "Never" if you don't want to resume scanning. Click "Turn Off" again.4. Right-click the McAfee icon again. Click "Change Settings" and "Firewall."5. Click "Turn Off." Choose a time to turn the firewall back on, if desired. Click the "Turn Off" button to disable the firewall.

Shut Down McAfee product

1. Click the Windows "Start" button. Type "services.msc" in the search box. Press "Enter."
2. Scroll down and right-click "McAfee Framework." Click "Stop."3. Right-click all services related to McAfee and then click "Properties." Click "Disabled," "Stop" and "OK." McAfee services include Network Associates Task Manager, Network Associates McShield, SNMP Trap Service and SNMP Service. Close the Services window when finished.





Tip

Some McAfee programs may prevent you from disabling services. To turn off this protection, open the McAfee VirusScan Console and right-click "Access Protection." Click "Properties" and uncheck "Prevent McAfee services from being stoppped." Click "Apply."

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