Stopping McAfee ATP freezes on Mac OS via Terminal (2 minutes — Level Easy)

sudo /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/bin/fmp stop

Stopping ATF

  1. Open:
    Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
  2. Type:
    “sudo /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/bin/fmp”
    sudo will request/require password
  3. Confirm:
    If ATF/virusscan is running, Terminal should output the following:
stopping...210/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mcafee.ssm.virusscan.fmpd.plist: Operation now in progressStopped gracefully

McAfee on a Mac is the new Internet Explorer…

RELATED: “#KextMeLater”

If you are experiencing other freezes/oddities, Mac is phasing out Kext support that a lot of 3rd-party apps leverage —especially common with corporately issued/managed Macs including McAfee. You might find my recent post helpful: Mac Users: 3rd-Party Kernel Extensions (Kexts) are causing your issues



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