Do you want to disable or uninstall McAfee products? This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard shows you how to turn off McAfee antivirus products like McAfee Security Center, McAfee Total Protection, McAfee LiveSafe, and McAfee WebAdvisor.

McAfee is a global computer security software company that primarily develops digital-security tools for personal computers and server devices, and more recently for mobile devices.

It has offered many antivirus products for PCs. However, some people may want to know how to turn off McAfee antivirus, especially the following software:

  • McAfee Security Center (for Dell PC)
  • McAfee Total Protection
  • McAfee LiveSafe
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
  • McAfee WebAdvisor

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How to Turn Off McAfee Antivirus

What McAfee antivirus product do you use? Different McAfee products may have different turning-off methods.

How to Disable McAfee Security Center:

  1. Right-click the McAfee icon at the bottom-right corner of your Windows Desktop.
  2. Select Change settings > Real-time Scanning from the menu.
  3. In the Real-Time Scanning status window, click the Turn off button.
  4. You are asked to specify when you want Real-Time Scanning to resume. Select Never from the drop-down menu. Click on the Turn off button to confirm your selection.
  5. Right-click the McAfee icon again and then select Change settings > Firewall.
  6. In the Firewall status window, click the Turn off button.
  7. You need to specify when you want the Firewall to be automatically turned back on. Select Never. Click on the Turn off button to confirm your selection.

Through the above steps, you can disable McAfee AntiVirus and Firewall. Then, you need to enable them manually later.

How to Disable McAfee Total Protection:

  1. Open the McAfee Total Protection program.
  2. Click the PC Security tab.
  3. Click Real-Time Scanning on the left pane.
  4. On the pop-up window, click the Turn Off Similarly, select Never and click the Turn off button to confirm your selection.
  5. Click Firewall on the left pane, click the Turn Off button and go through the same process.
  6. Click Automatic updates and Scheduled scans on the left pane one by one and go through the same process to disable them.

How to Disable McAfee LiveSafe:

  1. Open McAfee LiveSafe.
  2. On the left menu, click the My Protection tab.
  3. Click Real-Time Scanning.
  4. Click Turn Off and specify the resume time.
  5. On the My Protection tab, under Protect your PC, click Firewall.
  6. Click Turn Off and specify the resume time.

How to Disable McAfee VirusScan Enterprise:

  1. Right-click on the McAfee icon in the System Tray and choose VirusScan Console.
  2. In the VirusScan Console, right-click on Access Protection, and choose Disable.
  3. Do the same for On-Delivery Email Scanner, and On-Access Scanner.

How to Disable McAfee WebAdvisor:

  1. Open your browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox).
  2. Click the menu icon on the upper right.
  3. Click Extensions / Add-ons.
  4. Disable the McAfee WebAdvisor or SiteAdvisor extension.

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How to Remove McAfee Antivirus

How to delete McAfee? Whatever McAfee product you use, you can use the following 3 methods to uninstall it.

Method 1. Uninstall McAfee via Control Panel

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the McAfee product you want to remove.
  4. Select Add/Remove or Change/Remove.
  5. Select Remove.

Method 2. Uninstall McAfee via Settings

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Under Apps & features, find the McAfee product you want to remove.
  4. Select Uninstall.

Method 3. Uninstall McAfee via the MCPR Tool

  1. Download the MCPR (McAfee Consumer Product Removal) Tool.
  2. Double-click the MCPR file.
  3. Select Next on the McAfee Software Removal screen.
  4. Select Agree on the End User License Agreement (EULA) page.
  5. Enter the characters shown on the Security Validation screen, and then select Next. The uninstallation process will begin.
  6. When it completes, click Restart to finish the removal process.

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