Solved How do i remove all traces of Mcafee from my computer???

January 9, 2016 at 12:09:49
Specs: Windows 10
mcafee was installed when i received this computer from the mfg. How do i eliminate FOREVER this product???

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January 9, 2016 at 14:24:00
First create a restore point

Have you already uninstalled the software?

You can use a third party software removal tool such as iobit uninstaller:

Select powerful scan when the option presents itself then select and delete everything associated to mcafee.

If you have already uninstalled the software you can run their (mcafee) removal tool which should look for obsolete registry entries and orphaned files:

In any case run the mcafee removal tool after you have uninstalled the product.

You can manually search for the orphaned files and registry entries to delete but using dedicated software is a much safer way to go.

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January 10, 2016 at 00:15:59
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Here's a direct link to Mcafee's download for their removal tool:

They recommend using the newest version as older ones may not correctly remove their new products. I'm not sure which version bleepingcomputer has.

And as btk1w1 says, they recommend running it after a normal uninstall through windows:

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January 10, 2016 at 01:46:37
Bleepingcomputer are very good at security related issues but as always getting software directly from the manufacturer is always better.

Err on the side of caution and use the link provided by DAVE as you can be certain this will be the latest iteration of their removal tool.

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