That's just it. I delete every search engine EXCEPT for google. When I close and reopen FF, Secure Search reappears as a search engine choice.
Then I will click on Secure Search, choose remove and it is gone. Then I see this
But if I close FF and then reopen it later, the Secure Search reappears as in the first window. It comes back on it's own.
I think you're going to have to accept that as a condition of using the free webadviser software, you're going to have the option to choose to use Secure Search.
Also, as in this pic, I am just curious why my secure search option shows the icon as a page and not the Mcafee Red Shield.
It's not so much that I have the choice to use it or not, the issue I have is that I don't have the choice to remove it. That it keeps reappearing on it's own. That is what seems strange to me that started all this. That I removed all the search engines, but secure search comes back on its own. Do you use FF, and if you do does yours do that as well?
No I don't use FF - I use Chrome mainly because I'm a big google apps/drive user as well and the integration between them all across IOS, Mac and Windows works well for me.
I see what you mean now. Although Yahoo may have been deleted as a choice, Secure Search remains in options. It will always be shown as a choice in Tools/Options/Search - just don't choose it. Simple as that.
I apologise as I hadn't realised what was actually in that section of my settings. Secure Search will always be there because it's part of the WebAdvisor extension so can't be removed without removing the entire extension.
Here are my options (click to enlarge):
Just figured that as well Mine the free version but I assume the retail included version works the same. McAfee will not allow it to be deleted permanently but it stays unselected as far as I see.
Yes, what I was referring to was removing Yahoo, Bing and any others listed, so they can't accidentally be activated.
I think we've answered the question, it can't be totally deleted as it's part of the software. It CAN be turned off though.
I think this is the solution. When you mean turned off, you mean not as the default search engine, correct? I was just always used to having my searches not show the row of boxes with the other engines showing. It shows like this now
But I wanted it like this, which is a new window I opened after removing it which it will only do for this session
But if it is impossible to change it without removing Webadvisor then I guess I will live with it. I just don't like having something I choose to remove from my own computer decide it doesn't want to leave. I know it's not but it seems too much like malware. Eh. It never did this with the previous version of Mcafee so I don't know why it does now.
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