How to Turn Off the McAfee Security Center

By Si Kingston

McAfee Security Center is a popular anti-virus suite that includes several programs that enhance the security of your computer. The programs are VirusScan, which scans for viruses and malware; Personal Firewall Plus, which protects the system from intrusion; Privacy Service, which encrypts your personal information; and Spam Killer, which filters spam from your email. Disabling McAfee Security Center will suspend the operation of all these programs.

Disable Permanently

Step 1

Right-click on the "McAfee" software icon in the system's tray on the computer desktop.

Step 2

Select "Open SecurityCenter".

Step 3

Click on the "My Security Center" tab.

Step 4

Click where it says, "Click here if you want to disable My Security Center".

Disable Temporarily

Step 1

Right-click on the "McAfee" icon in the system's tray to launch the McAfee SecurityCenter.

Step 2

Select the "Advanced" tab and the "Configure" option.

Step 3

Select "Files" in the toolbar.

Step 4

Enter a date and time for the McAfee Security Center to turn on again, or let it turn back on when you restart the system.