A recent catastrophe has resulted in my upgrading to Windows7 (from XP Pro). As a result I have been loading a lot of software, some from CDs and some downloaded from the net. Twice in the last week a message has popped up announcing that McAfee was about to run some sort of scan. Both times I have had to uninstall their illicit software. It is obviously slipping in when I load something else, but I'm pretty careful about reading all the blah, blah, blah when I load software, so I'm not sure how it is getting in. I banned them from my home and from my business many years ago and this kind of behavior merely serves to remind me why and to increase my determination to keep them out of my system.
So my question: is there any way, in this fancy new operating system, to ban software from a particular vendor, or to simply ban all individual software installations without my specific say-so?