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How To Disable & Enable Mcafee Antivirus_1

Sometimes we want to install or download something on the computer and the antivirus for security reasons does not allow it or detects it as a virus and we do not want to uninstall the antivirus. For that to not happen we need to temporarily disable McAfee. The solution to this is very easy and we will explain it later.

Steps to Deactivate McAfee

The antivirus icon appears at the bottom right on the taskbar in the notifications area. At the same time you must right-click on it, then in “Change Configuration (or Change Settings)” select “Analysis in real time”.

How To Disable & Enable Mcafee Antivirus_1Note: You can access it in another way that is by opening the antivirus and then clicking where it says “Real-time scanning“.

You will then see the option that will allow you to temporarily disable the McAfee antivirus. You click on the button that says “Disable“.

How To Disable & Enable Mcafee Antivirus_1It will ask you how long you want to keep it off. Choose the time that you consider most appropriate.

McAfee checks all files you download from the Internet and those you are trying to run. Disabling real-time scanning means that the virus scanner stops scanning the files you are going to run and download from the Internet. It is advisable to leave it disabled for the shortest possible time.

If it is simply that you want to open an install or run a program momentarily leave it disabled for 15 minutes.

How To Disable & Enable Mcafee Antivirus_1In case you have problems at the time of the process make sure you have your operating system properly updated and with its necessary plugins.

If this does not work you can uninstall it or read  How to disable programs that start with Windows and disable McAfee antivirus. After that restart the computer and do the activity that the antivirus did not allow you to perform.

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