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Please let me Turn off App boost and Shredder

I'm tearing my hair out trying to stop App Boost from crashing my applications. That's right, it isn't boosting anything, it's causing them to crash. I built a whole new system, it is plenty fast without McAfee's interference.

BTW, what does Never mean to you? It should mean-- once I select that option-- that you never freaking turn it on again!

And why bother displaying On for The Shredder if YOU DON'T PROVIDE AN OPTION TO TURN THE freaking thing off!!! I don't want you shredding my temp files or anything else. Scan them, that's what I paid for. Tell me if somethings not right, stop interfering with my work flow, or as soon as my subscription is up. I'm hunting for an AVP that doesn't act like MALWARE!!!!!!

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Re: Please let me Turn off App boost and Shredder

Hi @Kahunanui,

We are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused. McAfee Shredder will be always ON because it lets you shred any of your files without having to open your McAfee software every single time, you can simply right click on a file and find an option to shred the file. McAfee Shredder will not shred any of your files automatically, shredder has to be manually initiated from your end.
Regarding your issue with app boost, if it automatically turns on even after turning it off and choosing the never option under resume boosting we recommend you to uninstall and reinstall the McAfee software on your device.
If the issue persists please get in touch with our support team by accessing the link below,
McAfee Chat Support. 

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Re: Please let me Turn off App boost and Shredder

I concur. I do not want file shredder as an option, part of my software, or upteen million fooking popup messages about using it every time I turn my computer on! Nor do I need 3rd party software for maintenance. If we cannot remove this piece of [SH.IT] software that is included in our virus software that we pay a lot of money for, at least let us turn off messages about using something we do not want to use! The customer is always right. And you have some customers who do not want to be forced to deal with all the bloatware included in Mcafee. It is for this exact reason that I have decided not to renew my subscription when it expires at the end of the year and I will be going back to Norton which does allow you to turn this crap off if it is included. McAfee virus software and firewall are great. All the included bloatware that we cannot uninstall because it is part of the package is most definitely not great. You will be losing a customer come 2024. I give you 10 months to get this straightened out. Give your customers what they are asking for. We are the ones paying you!

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