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How to uninstall McAfee?

If users want to uninstall the McAfee Internet Security application from their Mac or Windows-based computer or laptop, then they should follow these steps: -

Uninstalling McAfee on Windows computer

  • Firstly, you should go to the Start Menu and then select Control Panel
  • Now, you should Programs and Features.
  • Next, you should right-click McAfee Security Center and select Uninstall/Change.
  • Thereafter, you should select the checkboxes next to McAfee Security Center and then remove all files for this program.
  • Now, you should click Remove to uninstall the app.
  • Next, you should click Restart now to restart your computer.

After restarting your Windows computer, McAfee Internet Security will be successfully uninstalled.

How to uninstall McAfee on your Mac?

Before proceeding further, you are supposed to close your browsers during removal to make sure that the McAfee browser plug-in is removed correctly.

  • 1. Firstly, you should go to the Dock and open the Applications folder.
  • 2. Now, you should double-click the McAfee Internet Security Uninstaller.
  • 3. Next, you should click Continue
  • 4. Thereafter, you should type your administrator password and then click OK.
  • 5. Finally, you should click Finish.

After restarting your Mac computer, McAfee Internet Security will be successfully uninstalled.

How to Uninstall McAfee in Windows 10?

There are two methods to uninstall McAfee antivirus from Windows 10.

Method 1: By Using Windows Uninstaller

It should be noted that Windows provides its users with the Windows Uninstaller, which makes it simpler to remove McAfee anti-virus from their system.

Do follow the steps to remove McAfee from your Windows 10 System:

  • Firstly, users should click on the search bar and search for “Control Panel”
  • Now, they should click on the “Control Panel”.
  • Subsequently, the windows box will get open, and then you should click on “Uninstall a program”.
  • Next, you should locate McAfee antivirus, and then right-click on it and click on “Uninstall/Change”
  • Subsequently, a dialog box will appear and then you should click on the checkbox titled “McAfee Total Protection” and then click on “Remove”.
  • Consequently, the next screen of the dialog box will start to appear
  • Now, you should click on “Remove”
  • Finally, the uninstallation process of McAfee will begin on your Windows 10 Computer system. It will successfully remove all the McAfee antivirus files from your system.

Method 2: By Using McAfee Uninstall Tool

It should be noted that McAfee offers its users with uninstaller tool, which makes it very simpler for them to uninstall McAfee from their computer system. Do follow these steps: -

  • 1. Firstly, you should open the McAfee Software Removal tool and click on “Next”
  • 2. Now, you should carefully read the terms of agreement and then click on the radio button titled “Agree” and click on “Next”.
  • 3. Next, you should enter Captcha for security validation
  • 4. Finally, the uninstallation process of McAfee will begin on your Windows 10 Computer system. It will successfully remove all the McAfee antivirus files from your system.

How to Remove McAfee in Windows 8?

To successfully remove the McAfee antivirus program in Windows 8, do follow these steps: -

  • Firstly, you should select Start in the Charms bar or press the Windows key to access the programs installed on your computer.
  • Now, you should right-click the McAfee product you want to remove and select Uninstall.
  • Next, you should go to the Programs and Features window, and then select the McAfee product you want to remove.
  • Thereafter, you should select Uninstall/Change.
  • Now, you are supposed to select Uninstall again to confirm that you do want to remove this McAfee antivirus software.
  • Windows may seek your permission to continue. If so, you should confirm once again to proceed with the uninstall.
  • Next, you should wait patiently while Windows uninstalls the software, then close the Programs and Features window.
  • Finally, you should restart your computer and ensure that the program was uninstalled.

How to Uninstall McAfee in Windows 7?

To successfully remove the McAfee antivirus program in Windows 7, do follow these steps: -

  • Firstly, you should select Start
  • Now, you Select Control Panel.
  • Next, you should double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  • Thereafter, you should select the McAfee product you want to remove.
  • Now, you should select Add/Remove or Change/Remove.
  • Next, you should select Remove
  • Thereafter, Windows may seek your permission to continue. If so, you should confirm once again to proceed with the uninstall.
  • Now, you should wait while Windows uninstalls McAfee antivirus software and then close the window.
  • Finally, you should restart your computer, and McAfee antivirus software will be uninstalled.

How to Remove McAfee in Windows Using the McAfee Removal Tool?

You are advised to use the McAfee Removal Tool to complete the task, if you are not able to remove the McAfee antivirus software through your computer’s settings, do follow these steps: -

  • Firstly, you are supposed to download the MCPR Tool from the McAfee official website.
  • Now, you should double-click MCPR.exe after the download is complete.
  • Next, you select Yes, Continue. If a security warning appears, you should select Run.
  • Thereafter, McAfee Software Removal Tool will open.
  • Now, you should select Next on the McAfee Software Removal screen.
  • Next, you should select Agree on the End User License Agreement (EULA) page.
  • Now, you should enter the characters shown on the Security Validation screen, then select Next.
  • Next, you should wait patiently for the tool to remove the McAfee antivirus software. It will take several minutes.
  • Finally, you should select Restart, whenever you see the remove Complete Message.
  • It will completely uninstall McAfee antivirus software

How to Uninstall McAfee From a Mac?

To successfully remove the McAfee antivirus program on a Mac, do follow these steps: -

  • Before proceeding with antivirus removal, you should ensure that the related browser plug-ins are removed correctly, and so you should close your browsers (Safari and Chrome)
  • Now, you should double-click the McAfee Internet Security Uninstaller.
  • In the Dock, you should find and open the Applications folder.
  • Next, you should click Continue.
  • Thereafter, you should type your administrator password and click OK.
  • Finally, you should click Finish.
  • It will completely uninstall McAfee antivirus software from your Mac system.

McAfee removal tool download

The McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool helps users in removing McAfee consumer products when they become damaged or are unable to uninstall properly through the Windows control panel. The users are advised to run the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR.exe) to remove all 2005 - 2011 versions of McAfee consumer products. It should be noted carefully that this tool will not run on Windows 98 or ME.

How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security?

You are supposed to log in as an administrator on the Mac to remove the program without using a third-party program. Whenever you want to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security on Mac, you will be asked to provide the admin password.

  • Firstly, you should open the Finder and select Applications from the sidebar to view the directory.
  • Now, you should right-click the app McAfee Endpoint Protection and select Move to Trash from the context menu.
  • For authorizing this modification, you should provide the existing administrator account password when requested.

This approach would work for almost all programs over all editions of Mac OS. On the other hand, you may transfer the application to the Trash by doing one of the following:

  • Firstly, you should right-click on the application and then select Move to Trash
  • Now, you should select the Application and go to File > Move to Trash. In case, you are unable to transfer the software to the Trash, restart the Mac, then remove it once more.

As a result, this program has vanished from the /Applications directory, you can complete the removal by deleting it in Trash. Do follow these steps: -

  • You should empty Trash by right-clicking the Trash logo in the dock, and then click Empty Trash once more in the pop-up window. Or, you should go to Finder and choose Empty Trash.
  • In case, you are unable to clear the Trash, restart the Mac and begin again.
  • The users should note that the process of clearing the Trash is irreversible and everything placed in the Trash will be completely removed.

How to uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus?

You are supposed to log in as an administrator on the Mac to remove the program without using a third-party program. Whenever you want to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security on Mac, you will be asked to provide the admin password.

  • Firstly, you should open the Finder and select Applications from the sidebar to view the directory.
  • Now, you should right-click the app McAfee Endpoint Protection and select Move to Trash from the context menu.
  • For authorizing this modification, you should provide the existing administrator account password when requested.

This approach would work for almost all programs over all editions of Mac OS. On the other hand, you may transfer the application to the Trash by doing one of the following:

  • 1. You should empty Trash by right-clicking the Trash logo in the dock, and then click Empty Trash once more in the pop-up window. Or, you should go to Finder and choose Empty Trash.
  • 2. In case, you are unable to clear the Trash, restart the Mac and begin again.
  • 3. The users should note that the process of clearing the Trash is irreversible and everything placed in the Trash will be completely removed.

How to uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus?

McAfee Security Scan Plus (MSSP) is not an antivirus but is a free diagnostic tool from McAfee, which is acquired by Intel company. It comprehensively checks your PC for threats in running processes, protection status of Antivirus, Firewall, and web security.

For uninstalling McAfee Security Scan Plus, you should follow these steps: -

  • Firstly, you should Download the MCPR
  • Now, run it on your computer and answer the security question and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • It will uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus