I have "Followed the instructions" and "disabled access protection" a half dozen times. Those instructions do not work for me and now I am done.
I appreciate your time.
Doug is getting back to me I feel the .reg file is incorrect but he knows more.
By the now done comment does that mean you have uninstalled it? ensure if you did that you followed
I would dare to suggest you then run a mcafee reinstall after running
I would expect the reinstall will then work
I am still using McAfee Security Center.
By "Done", i mean that I will no longer try to permanently get rid of the Desktop Icon. I will just delete it whenever I am moved to do so.
This icon issue has been annoying me for some time too. I just recently finished a full hard-drive wipe, and tried a fresh install after that. The icon issue is still unresolved. A FULL hard-drive WIPE.Think on those implications for a moment.
I'm still going to continue using McAfee, as it's a very good security software. But this silly little icon issue is a source fo constant annoyance for me.
EDIT: Okay now this is just really weird... Right after posting this the first time (deleted and reposted due to spelling, and grammer corrections). McAfee decided to deactivate itself on my laptop. And I can't reactivate it from my account dashboard.
EDIT Again: I retract my full statement, as tech support was indeed able to solve it this time around. But I will leave this thought: I feel for anyone who had/has to deal with that crazy icon issue. I really do.Message was edited by: 1wolffan on 5/6/12 11:33:01 AM EDT
New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.
Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership: