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Uninstall McAfee Internet Security Suite


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#1 spbb05

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:22 PM

I just got an Acer Netbook. It came with lots of junk I want to remove including McAfee Internet Security Suite ver105221. I have not activated the subscription but believe I may be getting antivrus protection. I want to unistall the whole program.

I believe I should uninstall from control panel and then use the McAfree removal tool on their site MCPR.exe Is that correct? Does it matter that i didn't(and dont want to) activate the program? Anything else i should do?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:37 PM

It doesn't matter if it is activated or not. It is probably a free trial. The removal procedure, as you describe it, is correct. Use add remove, run the removal tool, and reboot. Presumably you have another product with which to replace it.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:37 PM

You don't have to activate McAfee in order to uninstall it.

I do suggest that instead of using Windows Add Remove programs, you download and install the free version of Revo Uninstaller.

For best results, use Advanced. If successful, and asked for a reboot, say no.

Then click Next to begin looking for leftover items. Check only the bold entries.

To make sure you get everything, if any entries-usually the last thing listed and not in bold-have a + sign click on the + until you see more bolded items. Check those items to delete, then delete them. Click next and let it find files you can safely delete.

If a reboot was required, do so after deleting files and folders.

After booting back up, run the McAfee removal tool.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 March 2011 - 01:40 PM.





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