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Removing Mcafee (internet Security Suite) Help!


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#1 Macky

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 09:23 AM

OK, this is a long story but I'm gonna need help. I wanted to try out McAfee software for 30 days to see if I should actually pay for it or not, so I download it, install it, everythings fine. I reboot my computer to this

"One of the ActiveShield components is Missing or was not installed properly
<<Path to File>>"

(Sorry no screenshots or paths were written down :thumbsup: ), anyways I tried to uninstall it, I looked in the directory in the start menu in the Add/Remove programs control panel applet. Nothing!

So I boot into safemode to attempt to use KillBox to delete both directories, then use HijakThis + Sys. Mech 4 to get rid of old registry entries. That idea failed, everytime I open HJT the entries simply reappear. The files are gone obviously.

Now I wouldn't have noticed this until someone IM'd me saying
"Mac, you're servers runnin really slow" (Its a halo dedi by the way), so the way I'm thinking of it is this

It's trying to load files that it can't, and exhausting all the resources until it can load them.
I only say the suite because I actually downloded the suite, but only installed McAfee Virus Scan v10 from the suite.


What can I use to get the McAfee registry entries out of my registry for good!?
What am I looking for?

Edited by Macky, 23 May 2006 - 09:24 AM.

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#2 quietman7

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:45 PM

Hello Macky

Try McAfee Internet Security Suite 6 Quick uninstall instructions:
http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=22890

If your not using that version or still are having problems then try the McAfee Help Forum > FAQs. They have a McAfee products clean up tool that can be downloaded from the links they provide here: http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=71943
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