How to remove or disable McAfee File and Removable Media Protection

I am not 100% sure if it works but it seems so:

  1. Windows key + R (Run) and type: msconfig.exe
  2. Move to tab [Start up]
  3. Uncheck anything that starts with McAfee. Probably unchecking just [McAfee, Inc.(R) Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders] suffices.
  4. Do not know if it is necessary but go to tab [Services] and uncheck anything that starts with McAfee.
  5. Restart. You are done.

You can easily check it back the same way. Beware! I do not know if McAfee policy allows to turn it off that way. Could be another question.