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Former Member
Message 1 of 6

McAfee pop-up advertisement messages

Got another one of these today - Again, advertising some sort of sale on McAfee products. I remembered to grab a screen shot this time. I've scrutinized all the available options on the McAfee Home screen/settings tabs and as far as I can tell these pop-ups cannot be disabled. McAfee has some serious explaining to do on exactly why a major name anti-virus/pop-up blocking software would be creating pop-ups of it's own. What a piece of work.

McAfee Spam.jpg


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Former Member
Message 2 of 6

Re: McAfee pop-up advertisement messages

I am glad I am not the only one bothered by this. I find it bad enough that by default the software browses my network to tell me if other computers running an out of date version of McAfee but now I have to put up with pop-up adds too.pop-up.jpg

Former Member
Message 3 of 6

Re: McAfee pop-up advertisement messages

And here's my pop-up.  I cannot fathom what in the world McAfee is thinking....   Unbelieveable.  As a security company, they should should absolutely know better.

I called tech support, who advised me that likely my software will be expiring soon.  As you can see......it is not...



Former Member
Message 4 of 6

Re: McAfee pop-up advertisement messages

Please try this workaround and let me know your results.

  • Open your McAfee product by clicking the M icon on the desktop or near the system clock.
  • Click Navigation in the top right corner
  • Under Settings, Click General Settings and Alerts
  • Expand the Access Protection drawer and uncheck Use Access Protection
  • Click Apply
  • Restart your computer
  • Enable back the Access Protection
Former Member
Message 5 of 6

Re: McAfee pop-up advertisement messages

I am also having this problem, but I'm hesitant to disable/enable access protection, as proposed by Aldrin. Has anyone tried this and found it successful.

It's hard to believe McAfee doesn't provide a more obvious way to turn off advertisement pop-ups.

Message 6 of 6

Re: McAfee pop-up advertisement messages

I've been a McAfee user for more than 20 years now. I've always been generally pleased with it despite the idea that it's literally a "welcome virus". It behaves exactly like a virus with the pretense of protecting my system. Now they're engaging in the exact behavior I'm paying them to stop.

This needs to be removed from this software immediately or I'm going to be looking for my new anti-virus software.

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