Turning McAfee Total Protection Real-time protection off

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
If you wish to run off the real-time scanning feature of McAfee Total Protection temporarily, for instance if you wish to check the system with another antivirus product, you can take the following steps on a Windows 7 system (Note: applies to McAfee Total Protection version 12.8 and may apply to other versions as well):
  1. Click on the Windows Start button, then select All Programs, then McAfee, then MacAfee Total Protection.
  2. When the McAfee Total Protection application opens, click on Navigation at the upper, right-hand corner of the window.
  3. From the Navigation Center window, click on Features.

    McAfee Navigation Center

  4. Click on Real-Time Scanning.

    McAfee Navigation Center Features

  5. Click on Turn off.

    McAfee Real-Time Scanning Setting

  6. Select the turn off period from the drop down list. The default value is 15 minutes, but you can select 30, 45, or 60 minutes, instead, as well as "When I restart my PC" and "Never".
  7. Click on the Turn Off button.
  8. You will then see "Real-Time Scanning: Off"; click on the Done button.

    McAfee Real-Time Scanning Off

  9. You can then close the McAfee Total Protection window.


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Created: Wednesday November 26, 2014