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Mcafee Site Advisor won't uninstall

December 2, 2012 at 12:15:32
Specs: Windows 7, 2.6 GHz / 2038 MB

Hi All,
I'm running Windows 7 and IE 9
I have Mcafee Site Advisor, it stopped working, no sign of the icon, which I had on my browser home page, When I do a search in my browser, there are no longer any Mcafee Site Advisor ratings showing. So I tried to uninstall it, so that I could reinstall it, and hopefully have it work again. It will not uninstall from Control Panel, I tried several times, and got a notice saying it could not be uninstalled, each time. I then tried to uninstall it from the Mcafee Site Advisor application in my Program Files. I opened Mcafee Site Advisor in Program Files clicked on uninstall and nothing happened, no notice nothing, like I hadn't clicked on it at all. Can anyone help me? I wish I could contribute to solving problems instead of asking for help. Thanks HelenT

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#1
December 2, 2012 at 15:27:52

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocume...

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#2
December 2, 2012 at 15:55:48

Hi HelenT,
You could try AppRemover from this link: http://www.appremover.com/
Before you start the scan it wants you to choose installed or already uninstalled. Click the Uninstalled scan option. It takes awhile to run, once it scan's see if it picks up any McAfee Site Advisor? If it does check for removal.

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#3
December 2, 2012 at 16:41:38

revo uninstaller is another option and also free...I recommend that one:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo...
I use it all the time.

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#4
December 2, 2012 at 17:40:22

Why shouldn't she use the program that McAfee provides? That's why I posted the link.

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#5
December 2, 2012 at 18:02:28

Hi, Guapo,
I clicked on your link to Mafee service. It doesn't mention Mcafee Site Advisor, it also tells you to uninstall first and if you can't uninstall, then to use the license # I can't uninstall and I don't have a license # I'm using the free version.
thanks anyway for trying to help. :)
HelenT

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#6
December 2, 2012 at 18:30:46

Ok, Good luck with it.

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#7
December 11, 2012 at 12:37:32

Hi,
I'm sorry to be so long in reply, since I recieved your answer to my "Can't uninstall McAfee " question. My son has been in the hospital and so has my computer, I now have another question regarding "system image restore point backup" which is below, but first I will explain what happened after your answer re Revo-uninstaller. I did download revo uninstaller and it didn't do the job, I then tried McAfee virtual technician it saw 6 problems but didn't say what they were and said there were other problems it couldn't name. I did an online chat with a McAfee tech and he tried to uninstall it but couldn't. he said, he thought, I had a "system problem". He gave a referral # to me for their "Master Technician" In the mean time My son went into the hospital and I wasn't on the computer at all till he got home. When I turned it on it took a long time to boot up, and then Outlook 2010 was very very slow and not functioning normally. I shut it down and rebooted and dskchk came on. Outlook worked ok after that then the next time I booted it up same thing happened. So I took it in to a repair place the guy "Cleaned it up" and things seem to be working, however dskchk comes on everytime I boot it up. I have done several antivirus runs and then also used Maleware Bytes and nothing was caught there. The guy I took it to has limited English and our communication is not very good. I am going to back up all my documents and pictures onto an external hard drive, I have no disc for windows 7 just a System image restore point, back up from Oct. of 2011. I presume that means windows 7 and office 2010? but don't know how to back it up to my external hard drive? So now I need help with that . My external hard drive is 500 GB. How do I back up the "System Image Restore Point Backup" which is in System Restore to my external hard drive?

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#8
December 12, 2012 at 15:58:10

Did you try AppRemover in Post #2?

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#9
December 12, 2012 at 16:27:33

Also with the startup dskchk are you manually stopping it, when it comes up? If so let it continue it's check, and it will go away.

I'm not sure how you can move a created Restore point to an External Drive, so will leave that to another helper?

Is your external drive NTFS? If not you will have to save everything to your computer. Then reformat it to NTFS.

Here’s how to backup in Windows7:
* First, ensure you've plugged in your external hard drive (NTFS).
* Click on the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.
* Type in the word “backup” in the search box and select “backup and restore” when it appears.
* Next, a window will open – click on “Set up backup” in the upper right-hand corner.
* You will be shown locations on your system suitable for storing a backup – select your external hard drive. Click the Next button.
* On the next window, select Let Windows choose.
* You are ready to run the backup now – at the “Review your backup settings” window select “Save settings and run backup”

Expect the backup to take a good 45 mins or so. As the backup runs in the background, you may continue working and using your computer.

Setting up automatic backups in Windows7:
In the last screen before the computer started the process of backing up there was an option to set a backup schedule included. Click on "Change Schedule"
Its advisable to set up a schedule for your backups. You can go ahead and set the schedule your backups to whatever day and time suits your needs.
(Note: Your pc needs to be "on" and connected to the "External Hard Drive" or it will miss that back up until next time it's due?)
So if that's no good for your needs, a manual back up is a better option?

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#10
December 13, 2012 at 07:30:32

I did try revo-uninstaller as mentioned in my post #7

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#11
December 13, 2012 at 08:22:12

Thanks for the instructions re backing up. My computer is getting worse at shutting down and starting up. so I'm saving all my pictures and documents to flash drives then I wil try your instructions for backing up windows7 to my external hard drive.
That is if my computer lives that long, I may be conducting a funeral for it instead of backing it up! :) If you don't here anymore from me it means I've gone and bought a new computerand am setting it up.
Thanks so much for your help.
HelenT.

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#12
December 13, 2012 at 11:37:44

Can you try AppRemover please to remove McAfee.
And download and run Malwarebytes free from this link:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/product...
There's no need to rush out and buy a new computer just yet :)

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#13
December 13, 2012 at 14:39:34

I did try revo-uninstaller as mentioned in my post #7
I'm truly surprised revo didn't work...I use it and it removes any app on my PC as well PC's I repair daily

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#14
December 13, 2012 at 14:47:22

Yes, I agree with XPuser4real it should have worked using Revo Pro version. Using the Forced Uninstall feature.

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#15
December 14, 2012 at 21:19:42

Hi,
I tried revo-uninstaller again and Mcafee site advisor is still there. When My computer started to boot up really slowly and shut down really slowly, I ran Malware bytes a few times when nothing was found. dskchk ( black screen white font) keeps coming on if I shut down and boot up. It's showing errors.This morning it wasn't dskchk it was Start Up Repair, it ran for over an hour and didn't succeed then ran again for a few minutes. after that Outlook, and my whole office 2010 was shot,I can't use it. I have backed up all my documents and photos and am taking the computer into a repair guy, I've had it. :)
Thanks for all your help, you've been terrific.
HelenT

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#16
December 14, 2012 at 21:26:33

In My post #15 also refer to my post #7 also can you tell me how to back up my favourites in windows 7? Also if I can get into outlook I'd like to back up my contacts. how do I do that. :)
Thanks again, Helen T

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#17
December 14, 2012 at 21:42:36

I tried revo-uninstaller again and Mcafee site advisor is still there.

did you put check marks in to REMOVE all instances of the advisor?

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#18
December 15, 2012 at 08:09:33

I put in all the required check marks in revo-uninstaller for advisor, it didn't do the job. It seems that the Mcafee tech I did the chat with was right soethings wrong in the system. I can go online and do searches, use my favorites, get into Computing.net :) play music I have saved but can't use any thing to do with Windows7 or my Microsoft Office 2010 last time I shut down and booted up it took well over an hour. I haven't shut down since because I'm afraid it won't boot up again and I need to try to save my Contacts and Favourites, before I take it back in for repair.
HelenT

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#19
December 15, 2012 at 11:46:14

Did you try AppRemover?

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#20
December 15, 2012 at 11:50:35

You should also run a scan with Malwarebytes free, from this link:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/product...
If you can't get to Malwarebyte's download you may have to do it from a clean pc onto a flash drive. Update and run a quick scan first.

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#21
December 15, 2012 at 13:46:12

I tried App remover several times site advisor doesn't show up
Thanks, HelenT

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#22
December 15, 2012 at 13:53:37

Continue with Malwarebytes then :)

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#23
December 15, 2012 at 14:07:12

Hi All,
I no longer have my computer, it's in for repair. I'm answering this from my son's Mac (He says if I had a Mac I wouldn't have this problem) :) Also I've got all my Christmas shopping to do so I will let you all know what happened when the holidays are over. Happy Holidays to all.
HelenT.

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#24
December 24, 2012 at 04:21:53

you can download app remover than restart your pc/lp. try it.
http://www.medicallaboratorytechniciansalary.org/

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#25
December 24, 2012 at 12:21:14

EmmaAlexis,
See posts #2, 8, 12, 19, 21 AppRemover

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