How To Disable Mcafee Antivirus In Windows 8-1

How To Disable Mcafee Antivirus In Windows 8-1

The McAfee antivirus program might sometimes interrupt the installation of other software on your computer. In such a scenario, you have to disable McAfee. The step-by-step guidelines to disable the McAfee antivirus program on your Windows 8.1 computer are given below.

Bitdefender Auto-Renewal

McAfee Security Center:

Step 1 - Disabling the Real-time Scan feature

  • On the desktop of your Windows 8.1 computer, go to the system tray and right-click the McAfee icon.
  • Select the Change Settings option followed by the Real-time Scanning option.
  • When a new window opens, click the Turn Off button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Choose any one of the following options from the ‘When do you want to resume Real-time Scanning’ drop-down menu and click Turn Off.
  • In 15 minutes
  • In 30 minutes
  • In 45 minutes
  • In 60 minutes
  • When I restart my PC
  • Never
  • This will disable the Real-time Scanning feature in the McAfee Security Center program.

Step 2 - Disabling McAfee Firewall

  • Right-click the McAfee icon at the bottom of the Windows desktop.
  • Choose the Change Settings option from the context menu.
  • Once you select the Firewall option, a new status window appears on the screen.
  • Select the Turn Off option and choose your preferred time duration from the ‘When do you want to resume Firewall’ drop-down menu.
  • Click the Turn Off option in the Turn Off Firewall window.

McAfee Total Protection:

Step 1 - Disabling Real-time scan

  • Navigate to the Windows search bar, type McAfee, and select the McAfee Total Protection application from the results.
  • Go to the PC Security tab and select the Real-Time Scanning option on the left panel.
  • Click Turn Off, specify a time duration, and select the Turn Off option.

Step 2 - Disabling Firewall

  • Navigate back to the previous window of the McAfee Total Protection program.
  • Click the Firewall tab on the left-hand side of the screen and select Turn Off.
  • Once you select the Turn Off option, the Turn Off Firewall dialog box will appear.
  • Set a time limit and click the Turn Off button.
  • If needed, disable the Automatic Updates and Scheduled Scans features.