I’m confused about “True Key”. Maybe there are two “True Key” apps out there. One by Intel Security which is a “bio” login and password manager (which BTW, only allows 15 passwords until you need to upgrade [read: pay something like $10 a month]). The other seems to be malware and creates a lot of angsts in the community leading folks to want to uninstall it, which is VERY problematic. But on the bright side, it’s free. I fall into the second category. I won’t even mention how Intel Security (McAfee) are taking Safe Key away and nagging me with a tenacious popup until I give in and THEN charging me for it. Ok, I lied about not mentioning it, but I feel a lot better now.
Before I start, I’m running Win 10, with Office 365, and IE 11.
A few weeks ago a banner started appearing at the top of my IE pages, just below the toolbars. It’s orange and says, ‘Time to update to True Key, the latest in password security’. This banner usually pops up a few seconds after starting IE. It does have an “x” to close it, but it returns in a few minutes. Then on the right side of the banner is a button to ‘Find out how’. If you click it, it sends you to here:
Here’s a summation of what it says:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Update to True Key™
True Key™ by Intel Security simplifies access to your digital world by removing the hassle of multiple
passwords. The True Key app uses factors that are unique to you to safely and easily unlock your apps, sites and devices. We'll even transfer your saved passwords from SafeKey.
It's easy. It's super-secure. And it's included with your subscription.
How to get it
Click the email link in your inbox
Check your inbox for the subject line "Have you updated SafeKey to True Key yet? Get it now."
Just click on the link in the email to automatically download and install True Key.
Don't see the email? Check your spam folder.
Go to My Account
Log in to your My Account page. Scroll down to My True Key, and click Get started.
Follow the prompts to download and install True Key on all your devices.
Still have questions? See our FAQs.
If you now click on ‘FAQs’, it sends you here (sometimes):
Here’s a summation of what that says:
McAfee SafeKey is no longer supported. Please refer to the options for discontinued products.
True Key is replacing SafeKey. You must migrate your data before March 30, 2016
Document ID: TS102300
Intel Security True Key
You might have been advised (by email or by a notification in your SafeKey browser toolbar) to migrate from the older McAfee SafeKey product to the new version: Intel Security True Key. This article describes how to migrate your SafeKey data to True Key.
Migrate your SafeKey data now; you will lose access to your data after March 30th.
On March 1st, 2016 SafeKey entered the formal End Of Life (EOL) status – meaning that Intel Security's commitment to SafeKey has ended. What this means to you is that SafeKey will soon cease functioning,
After March 30th, 2016 you will no longer be able to log in to SafeKey from either:
- The SafeKey web browser plugin
- The SafeKey website (https://safekey.mcafee.com)
- From within the True Key desktop app
In addition, after March 30th, Technical Support will not be able to assist you with any problems with SafeKey, or with migrating your data. Technical Support can only assist in removing the SafeKey program from your device.
I have searched the web for every combination of “Orange”, “bar”, “banner”, “True Key”, “Truekey”, “Orange hair” [I did get a lota hits on that] and every combination of the text in the Orange bar to no avail. I just can’t be the only one that has an Orange bar in my IE! I did find two hits about True Key, but no mention of an orange bar (very annoying!). Ok, I know what you’re thinking, but I’ve been a UNIX System Engineer (now Linux) for 30 years now, I’m not a newbie. Anyone else have an Orange bar. And I’m not talkin’ ‘bout Trump’s hair.
Oh, did I mention that after you finally install True Key, the Orange bar doesn't go away?