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Mcafee uninstall causes crash

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#1 stasplayer


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

I have a dell xps8300. It came with Mcafee av. I wanted to install Norton 360. When I uninstalled Mcafee the system would blue screen on startup. Restore would work to make it operational again. When Mcafee was removed it would work in safe mode but only without networking. Using the Mcafee removal toll did not help. Reinstalling or updating Mcafee and trying to uninstall has not helped. Talking to Mcafee support has not helped. Hmmmmm? Any thoughts?

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#2 Julia G

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

İ would first ask DELL whether McAfee is embedded in the system,(send them a formal request,NOT just any rep on the phone)and if it can be removed,ask them how to!
İf their suggestions don't help, try uninstalling McAfee using REVO in Safe Mode.
Then while still in Safe Mode,search for and delete any folders of McAfee you find in Program Files.
İ would then go into the Registry Editor ( but ONLY if you're comfortable and familiar with it)and remove any entries of McAfee there as well.

You could also try to disable it,uncheck any Startup entries of it,then try and delete it as suggested above.

P.S Have you checked your user manual for any entries regarding McAfee?

Edited by Julia G, 11 November 2012 - 08:13 AM.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

FWIW: https://community.mcafee.com/message/250646 .


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