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Diable all McAfee pop-ups through Services in Win 8.1 ?


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#1 Kikig04

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 10:34 AM

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if it would be wise to completly disable McAfee since I have never used since getting my laptop? Will that help my laptop run faster or smoother without all those pop-ups coming up every 15-30min?

 

I do have Avast along with Free Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro/Hitman Pro Alert...

 

Thank you all for any advice and or suggestions

 

Kiki G.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 10:42 AM

Hi again Kiki :)

If you don't use McAfee, why don't you simply uninstall it? Easier that way. Plus, you should never have more than one Antivirus installed at a time on a system since it can cause system conflict and instability :) Refer to the "IMPORTANT NOTE" in the article below.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:24 AM

Hey Aura! Wow, great article- Thanks for the advice :thumbup2:

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:24 AM

No problem :) Did you uninstall McAfee? No problem while doing so?

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:27 AM

It's on my laptop at home- Will be doing so when I get home, I hope it goes smooth- I have Revo, hope that takes care of it



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:29 AM

That should take care of it, yes :) If it doesn't, McAfee offers a removal tool (MCPR) for their product. You could use it.

https://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

Oh very cool- Now that will completly remove McAfee? I hope so, those pop-ups are flippin' annoying!

 

Thanks again Aura

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

Yes it will :) Try to uninstall it normally, and if it fails, use the MCPR :)

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:49 AM

Perfect, I will do that- Should I reply back and give ya the results? 



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:56 AM

Yes since I would like to know if it succeeded or failed :)

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 12:10 PM

Will do Aura!



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:44 PM

McAfee recommends you uninstall using the Windows Control Panel before running the MCPR (McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool)...see the IMPORTANT note in How to uninstall or reinstall McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)Note: Sometimes the uninstall works more effectively if you first stop and disable the program's service (and associated processes in Task Manager) or perform the removal in safe mode so there are less processes which can interfere with the uninstallation.
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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:39 PM

Hi Aura, looks like Revo uninstalled McAfee- I found a few empty folders in Program Files and Program Files (x86)- Is there anywhere else I should be checking for other McAfee stuff?

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:41 PM

Well if you want to get rid of it for sure, you can always run the MCPR like I posted above :) Other than that, you should be good. A lot of programs leaves their folders in Program Files (x86) and Program Files (even ProgramData) on uninstallation, it's not uncommon. Sometimes they are empty, sometimes they contain old config files or logs, and they won't affect anything on your system.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:48 PM

Now run the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool.
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