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How do I completely remove Mcafee virus scan?


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#1 hlp12

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:30 PM

A few years back, my friend helped me install Mcafee onto my computer. It was working fine for a while but I couldn't update it since I did not have a registered account. Recently, it seemed to be letting in a lot of viruses so I decided to unistall it so I could run combofix (I could never disable the antivirus when I had it installed). However, everytime I start combofix, it gives me a message saying Mcafee antivirus is still running and there might be interference. I tried using the Mcafee removal tool MCPR.exe but I still get the error message. I can't check what version of the antivirus is still running on my computer because I already uninstalled Mcafee. Does anyone know of a program that can disable all mcafee antivirus scanners?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

You download and run the McAfee Removal Tool.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

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#4 hlp12

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

Thank you for the fast responses. Are there any other programs besides the MCRP.exe? I tried that and I am still getting problems (combofix still detects mcafee antivirus).

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:48 PM

Try the windows installer clean up utility

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Windows-Installer-CleanUp-Utility.shtml

Right click - run as administrator

Install it,see if you can find any entries related to mcafee

Good luck

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:56 PM

Did you right click on the file and select Run As Administrator before running MCRP?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:09 PM

I ran MCRP as an admin and I still got the problem. Also, I tried running the windows installer utility and it did not detect any mcafee programs.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:12 PM

Try this

Open command prompt as administrator and run this command

net stop winmgmt

Press Y key to stop the security center service

Now Press windows+R key and type

wbem and click ok

Delete the Repository folder there

Now run this command

net start winmgmt

Check if it detects now

Good luck

Edited by narenxp, 31 December 2011 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

Do you think that you are infected, and that is why you are running Combofix?

Have you tried Malwarebytes, Super Anti-Spyware, ESET Online Scan, and other free tools like it to determine your infection?

Who is instructing you to run combofix?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:56 PM

Thank you, the command prompt method worked. I am trying to use combofix for the google redirect virus. I tried tdsskiller and malewarebite but those didn't work.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:00 PM

Can you post the logs from Malwarebytes and TDSSKiller?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:20 PM

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