How to Disable McAfee Safe Boot

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Safe Boot helps prevent unauthorized access to personal or sensitive information on your computer.
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McAfee incorporated Safe Boot, an encryption and strong access control tool, into its Endpoint Encryption tool suite. Sometimes McAfee Safe Boot can interfere with your computer's operation, depending on your operating system and the version of Safe Boot. You can not disable the application, you can only uninstall it, which you may need to do until you can upgrade your McAfee application suite.


Step 1

Reboot the computer. Press "F8" on the keyboard to restart your computer in Windows Safe Mode during the normal rebooting process.

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Step 2

Open the "Start" menu. Select "Run" and entering "cmd" in the Open text field.


Step 3

Enter the following command at the command prompt followed by the "Enter" key to change the directory to the SafeBoot directory:

cd C:\Program Files\Safe Boot


Step 4

Remove the McAfee Safe Boot program by entering the following command at the prompt:


SbSetup.exe -uninstall

Step 5

Restart your computer normally.

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