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Problem Uninstalling McAfee Anti-Virus.


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#1 theboss.jayhov

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:26 AM

Hi,

Just asking some help why and how to uninstall the McAfee AV. Tried a couple of McAfee AV remover still no luck. I tried to follow some steps online still no it won't go away. It also locks out my internet connection when trrying to uninstall.

 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

One of my laptops has the scourge.  Did you follow the drill correctly?  First removing it using add and remove programs then use the MaAfee tool.  I did but still it is locked in!  The factory OS has been reinstalled three times with -0- luck, my next move will be installing a fresh non ACER OS then getting the drivers.  There are thousands of folks that have this issue, it weaves its way into every corner of the OS.  Sorry for not being encouraging it has many riled up, they should be doing a better job with their removal program.

 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:47 PM

How to uninstall or reinstall McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
How to uninstall your products using MCPR.exe

Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. It is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel due to the presence of related servics running in the background. Sometimes the uninstall works more effectively if you first stop and disable the antivirus' service or perform the removal in safe mode.

* How to Start or Disable Services in Windows 7
* How to Start or Disable Services in Windows Vista
* How to Start or Disable Services in Windows XP
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:06 AM

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