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Windows 7: turn off anti virus

16 Apr 2010   #1
foresttodd

windows 7
 
 
turn off anti virus

hi all

anyone know how i can turn off my anti virus programe?its mcafee


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16 Apr 2010   #2
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

right click tray icon and select exit / disable, then confirm it in the dialog box. double click tray icon again or restart to enable av
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16 Apr 2010   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foresttodd View Post
hi all

anyone know how i can turn off my anti virus programe?its mcafee
I wonder why you want to turn off your A/V? Just curious!
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16 Apr 2010   #4
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Hello there! Why in the world would you turn off your AV? Well here it is.

1. Go to the Navigation Center in your McAfee product.

2. Scroll down and you will find the Real-Time Scanning Feature and click it.

3. Once there just click Turn Off. After you're done with what you're doing just do the process again to turn it back on.
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16 Apr 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alwinwinjoe View Post
Hello there! Why in the world would you turn off your AV? Well here it is.
I sometimes turn mine off when I am installing (after I have downloaded).
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16 Apr 2010   #6
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Why? Has an install ever gone bad for you because of your av?
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16 Apr 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes; but not in Win 7. Some software installations recommend disabling the AV prior to installation.
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17 Apr 2010   #8
foresttodd

windows 7
 
 

Hi All
Yeah, it gives me problems when I'm burning stuff, anyway, tries exiting the icon, but does not give me that option, also, I have no navigation centre option, I try accessing the settings, but, it won't allow me to!! Any other suggestions!! Thanks
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17 Apr 2010   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Open task manager, find the mcafee entries and end process
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18 Apr 2010   #10
foresttodd

windows 7
 
 
turn off anti virus

thanks for that, but how do i turn it back on?
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