WindowXP SP2 Firewall and McAfee SecurityCenter
Posted on 2004-11-04
I installed McAfee SecurityCenter and decided to uninstall it due to its annoying messages always trying to upgrade and update. I have XP SP2 firewall enabled, as well as spybot search & destroy, so I figured that was good for now.
First I uninstalled through add/remove programs. When that failed, I read on their website that all mcafee products must be uninstalled first. Long story short, I manually deleted files, created registry files, edited the registry 3 different times with agents via chats, all to stop a windows firewall notification telling me, "An application named McAfee SecurityCenter Update Info (mcinfo.exe) has been blocked from accessing the network"
I'm irritated that I had to do all of this just to keep it from running in the background, using my resources, and feel a bit hoodwinked by mcafee.
My question is, was there truly a mcafee app attempting to run in the background despite my attempts to uninstall it, or is it just a problem with windows XP SP2 firewall?