How to completely remove McAfee antivirus or it’s other consumer products like McAfee Internet security and firewall?
Most of the newly purchased laptops might contain trial versions of McAfee antivirus preinstalled and it might therefore prevent other antivirus software from installing properly.You can easily remove mcafee antivirus from add/remove option in your windows control panel,but that might not work every time. Even after you remove McAfee antivirus,other antivirus softwares might say that you have Mcafee antivirus still installed on your system and first uninstall it.
To solve this problem,McAfee itself has a removal tool which completely uninstalls the following programs automatically.
- McAfee Security Center
- McAfee VirusScan
- McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
- McAfee Privacy Service
- McAfee SpamKiller
- McAfee Wireless Network Security
- McAfee SiteAdvisor
- McAfee Data Backup
- McAfee Network Manager
- McAfee Easy Network
- McAfee AntiSpyware
How to Completely remove McAfee Antivirus
1)To completely uninstall McAfee antivirus,first you have to remove your McAfee product through Add/Remove Programs.To do this,
Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
Select the McAfee SecurityCenter product.
2)Download the McAfee Consumer products remover tool [mcpr.exe]
Close all open windows to prevent any problems.
Double Click MCPR.exe (software which you just downloaded) to run the removal tool. [Windows Vista users must run this tool using administrator privileges for that,right click mcpr.exe and choose Run as Administrator option]
3)You will receive a Cleanup successful message after sometime.
4)Restart your system.
If the McAfee removal tool doesn’t work and you got a Cleanup Unsuccessfull message,then click view logs and save them for additional reference.
If you have any problems regarding the uninstall of McAfee antivirus or if the McAfee removal tool doesn’t work,say them in comments.
Download McAfee Consumer product remover [mcpr.exe] [594 k]