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    McAfee 6 Open Window

    Recently installed McAfee AntiVirus Version 6 on my XP Pro drive and every time the machine is rebooted, a McAfee "folder" opens on the screen. I can't seem to find a setting that would prevent that from happening. Just an annoyance and I close it and continue. I did notice that my Program Files folder has THREE McAfee folders in it, which is new to me. Don't know how it did that, or why! Maybe it was because I ran auto-update after installing. Anyone know how to get rid of that annoying open window?

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    Re: McAfee 6 Open Window

    Hi
    Uninstal McAfee and get a decent VS (such as AVG, which is freeas well).
    Failing that StartRun Msconfig.exe and see if it is starting on boot-up. You can disable it from there.

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    Re: McAfee 6 Open Window

    Uninstal McAfee and get a decent VS (such as AVG, which is freeas well).

    These type responses a guy doesn't need! Sarcasm will get you nowhere.....

    Failing that StartRun Msconfig.exe and see if it is starting on boot-up. You can disable it from there.

    Don't know how you "cause a folder" to open, but I did run MSCONFIG and don't spot it. Thnx anyway.....

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    Re: McAfee 6 Open Window

    This sounds suspiciously like what used to happen on NT4 systems. And whaddaya know, when I looked up the article, it says it also applies to Windows 2000 systems. I suppose XP will follow soon.

    What article? It's not the same problem you are having, but it's very similar: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q170086>System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows (Q170086)</A> - perhaps that's an idea for you to check into. There's also the possibility that it's being opened by something else that McAfee is doing. Try holding down CTRL+SHIFT+ALT while clicking on the little "x" to close the window and see it it stays gone.
    -Mark

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    Re: McAfee 6 Open Window

    <hr> Sarcasm will get you nowhere.....<hr>

    If you want sarcasm you can have it, but as a New Lounger it would be cruel of me to try it out on you. I may be a curmudgeon, but sadist I ain't. You came here looking for help : I gave you what I consider to be good advice - and still do.

    If you feel I was being sarcastic, do a search on the Lounge (and many other message boards) for 'McAfee' and see what other opinions are. I stand by everything I wrote. Even Mark's reply in the next message to yours says 'and something else that McAfee is doing'. Do you think it should be?

    Rgds

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    Re: McAfee 6 Open Window

    For another site that has thoughts about McAfee go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pcnineoneone.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=computer&archive=> PC911 </A> and see what they have to say.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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