How to get rid of McAfee Pop-up
A computer is a very important application in the current era. Many users carry out their important work on this device. In addition to this, almost all official work is carried on, with the help of a computer. While using a computer, pop-ups can be very irritating. They usually come at any time and create the daily working process. Sometimes these pop-ups become repetitive, which is more frustrating. Especially if you have previously installed or used McAfee, it would provide such pop-ups. There are many other reasons for these. You will be thinking about ‘How to get rid of McAfee Pop up’, let’s dive deep into doing so.
Why do these occur?
If you have purchased a new computer, there is a chance that the McAfee Application will be previously installed within it. In such case, once the free trial is over, it will keep on sending many pop-ups on your screen saying that the free version has ended, your computer is unsecured, and other such things that can lead you in buying the software.
The reason for such a pop-up is clear advertising. The application sometimes also advertises their product, even if you have been using a purchased subscription. You can also see some of these kinds of advertisements over the internet. Most of the time, if it is displayed in the search result, there are genuine McAfee advertisements. But sometimes it might be a harmful ad that tells you that your device is a risk and then tell you to download the application. Many times, these might bring in malware to your device. Such pop-ups can be really harmful to the device and then we look for how to get rid of McAfee pop up.
Stopping the pop-ups (notifications) if you are using the working paid or free version of the software.
The application provides an option to its user to close these pop-ups by changing some settings. But remember, this can be only done if the software is in working condition. If your subscription period is over or the application’s free trial is ended, then this method is of no use. If you have proper working, paid, or free software, follow these methods.
Method 1: Closing the Alerts provided by the application.
- Open the application from your device. The easy way to do it, is by selecting its icon from the, ‘Show Hidden Icons’ option in the taskbar.
- Select the settings icon. It will be available in the top-right corner.
- The option will be available here. Open the ‘General Settings and Alert’ option.
- Now, select ‘Protection Alert’
- The option ‘Don’t Show an alert when the firewall is off’ will show up. The box near the option will be ticked. Remove the tick, by selecting the box.
- Finally, select ‘Apply’
- Again, go within the ‘General Settings and Alert’ option
- Now, select ‘Information Alerts’
- Here too, the option ‘Don’t Show an alert when the firewall is off’ will show up. The box near the option will be ticked. Remove the tick, by selecting the box.
- Finally, select ‘Apply’
Method 2: Closing the manual control option
- Again, start the application. If you are in the application, skip this and continue with other steps.
- Select ‘Home’, which is on the top-left side.
- Press on the ‘Manage Security’ option
- Then press on ‘Web and email protection’ option
- Now press on the ‘Firewall’ option
- Finally, select ‘Expand’
- The option ‘Enable Smart Advice’ will show up. The box near the option will be ticked. Remove the tick, by selecting the box.
Stopping the pop-ups if you don’t have a McAfee Subscription
If you have previously downloaded the McAfee Application or the application was already present in your computer while buying, there may be a chance that you receive continuous pop-ups regarding the pack is over. There may also be other notifications of such kind. In this condition, the only solution is to remove the application completely from your device. Once you have done so, by the following methods, the notification will completely stop.
Method 1: Uninstalling the Application from your device
- Close all the applications and then in the search bar within your taskbar, type: run
- Here in the left side of the result, select the given ‘Open’ button.
- In the search bar, type: appwiz.cpl
- Now search for the McAfee Applications in the list.
- Select Uninstall/change
- Press on the ‘Yes’ button
- Check/tick on the options, given.
- Press the ‘Remove’ options
- In the application list, look for WebAdvisor Application
- Select Uninstall/change
- Press the ‘Yes’ button.
- Now select ‘No thanks, Just Install it’
- Finally, press ‘Done’
Method 2: Eradicating the remaining’s of the application
- Select the following website to download the application that will eradicate the remaining’s: https://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/SupportTools/MCPR/MCPR.exe.
- Wait for the download to get complete. Once it is done, you can install it in the following ways.
- Open the application from the link available below the page.
- Go to the download section of your browser
- Open from the download section within the ‘File Manager’ application of your computer
- Go to the download section within the ‘File Manager’ and select ‘Run as an Administrator by right-clicking on the installation file.
- When the application finally opens-up, select ‘Next’
- The terms and conditions to use the application. Select ‘I Agree’
- Again, select ‘Next’
- Type the alphabets that appear on the screen in the option given
- Select ‘Next’ and wait for the process to complete.
- Select ‘Restart’ and the computer will restart itself. Before doing this check all your work is saved.
For Mac users, the Application can be installed in the regular way by dragging them into the trash, but you won’t get any additional application to do the eradication process. You can do it manually by searching ‘McAfee’ in the search bar of the finder application and deleting all files related to it. If it is not possible, there are many free applications available on the internet. Yu can download any one of them.
As explained above, there are some harmful pop-ups too, which can download any malware on your device. First and the best way is to be aware of these and avoid clicking on them. If you can’t figure it out, check the website. If it doesn’t match with the official, then there is no way that it can be genuine. Many antiviruses can help you block the website, including McAfee. But eventually blocking won’t help as there are many such websites. Thus, it is important to be cautious while clicking on anything over the internet.