How to Disable McAfee Notifications?

June 8, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ McAfee,Support

How to Disable McAfee Notifications?

How to Disable McAfee Notifications?

McAfee is a maker of security and anti-virus software for individuals and enterprises. One of the features included in McAfee software is notifications. These appear when the software detects dangerous code or content, or when an update to its virus definitions need to take place. If you do a lot of surfing on the Web, the notifications can get to be a little too much. You can disable the notifications without shutting down the software.

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1. Right-click on an empty spot on the taskbar. Scroll up and click “Properties.”2. Click the “Customize” button. Remove the check mark next to “Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar.
3. Find the McAfee entry in the list of applications that show notifications. Click the drop-down menu on the right side. Select “Hide icon and notifications.”
4. Click the “OK” button. Close the window.

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McAfee, like most other modern antivirus programs, doesn’t stay out of your way. It installs browser extensions and shows various alert messages you might not want to see. If McAfee came with your PC, you may regularly see messages that your subscription is expired. Here’s how to get rid of that noise. If you’ve installed McAfee because you want to use it, that’s fine. However, many people don’t choose to install McAfee. Instead, many PC manufacturers bundle a time-limited trial version of McAfee on their new PCs. You quickly see notifications that your subscription is expired and you need to pay for McAfee antivirus protection. Companies like McAfee pay PC manufacturers to install their software on new PCs so they can advertise to you.

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You can disable Active Shield pop-ups by turning off all alerts in the McAfee Security Center. You can’t disable pop-ups related to your subscription through Security Center. However, McAfee uses the Windows Notification service for all its pop-ups and you can hide all notifications from McAfee by changing a Windows notification setting.