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Can I uninstall this program?


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#1 TimothyTheTurtle

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:45 PM

I don't know if this is the right place for this post, but I'm currently using avast and there's a program listed under McAfee's name called "Shared C Run-time for x64". Is it safe to uninstall this, or would it be better to just leave it alone?



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:01 PM

After uninstalling McAfee, did you run the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)?
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:59 PM

Many of the Anti-Virus softwares leave trace files on your system if you do not utilize the removal software.  These files can cause a little bit of a mess with the new software you use.  I wouldn't just delete the file and not use the removal tool.



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 01:05 PM

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 (Add/Remove Programs) in Control Panel or to result in various errors due to the presence of related services and processes running in the background.

In some instances uninstalling may fail or not work properly. Most anti-virus vendors provide clean-up utilities or removal tools on their web sites to remove remnants left behind after uninstalling, or for a failed uninstall or failed reinstall. Remnants include related registry entries, files and folders created in various areas of the OS.
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