How to Disable McAfee Antivirus & Firewall

See steps below on how to disable McAfee Antivirus and Firewall to complete your PCmover transfer

Note: These instructions and screenshots may vary slightly depending on your version and edition of McAfee (stand-alone McAfee virus scan software or the entire McAfee Security Center suite). 


Step 1

Find the red "M" icon for the McAfee anti-virus program in the expanded system tray and right-click it.

Step 2

Look for an option in pop-up menu that says either "Exit" or "Disable" and click on it.

Step 3

Click "Yes" when asked if you are sure you want to disable the McAfee anti-virus program. Double-click on the McAfee desktop icon or re-start the computer entirely to enable the program again.

Step 4

Locate the red "M" icon in the system tray at the bottom-right corner of the desktop. Double click on it to open the Security Center program.

Step 5

Click on the "Advanced" tab and then choose the option labeled "Configure."

Step 6

Click on the "Files" button on the top toolbar. Click on the "Disable" button at the center of the screen.

Step 7

Enter in a time for the program to automatically turn back on in the text field at the right or restart the computer to turn McAfee Security Center back on.