Turn off mcafee anti virus

  legster 21:32 05 Aug 2008

on new laptop had 1 month free mcafee security software ,now trial is over i do not wish to purchase and simply want to run avg as i have done for past 5 yrs with no probs,however i can not find a way to switch off just the antivirus bit and leave firewall etc. do i simply have to un-load all mcafee software and then down load just mcafee firewall etc ?? is this safe to do !!

  skidzy 21:43 05 Aug 2008

Download and run the Mcafee uninstall tool in step 2 click here

You cannot use the Mcafee Firewall with out the purchase of the program,Zonealarm,or Kerio, or Comodo will serve you just fine as your firewall.

  legster 21:59 05 Aug 2008

is it safe to uninstall first or should i donload the new software first ?

  woodchip 22:12 05 Aug 2008

I don't use a firewall not done so since I don't know when.

PS only Firewall I run is the one built into Router

  DieSse 22:25 05 Aug 2008

Download the new software.

Disconnect from the net (take the cable out if on broadband.)

Uninstall McAfee

Install whatever

Reconnect to net and let the new AV update.

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