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Just bought a new machine and removed the pre-installed Mcafee software


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#1 LeeFitzsimmons

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

All I used was the control panel uninstall.

 

So far, so good.

 

I am using Webroot.

 

Some have told me that I need to use an uninstaller or I will have issues.

 

Is this correct or not?


Edited by hamluis, 27 December 2017 - 06:45 PM.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 08:28 PM

There are likely leftovers. Whether they will cause problems...iffy. Wouldn't be much difficulty to run their

uninstaller/ cleanup. McAfee KB - How to remove McAfee products from a PC running Windows (TS101331)

 

QUOTE A BIT:

  • MCPR will clean up only the components needed for reinstallation. It is not designed to clean up 100% of components.
  • Completing this step will require a restart.

Suggest you run a couple of scans on the new computer to remove adware that sometimes is installed on new computers

and if you have installed free stuff that often is bundled with adware.

Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop. (compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10)

 

Windows 10 will install Candy Crush....you likely would want to uninstall it.


Edited by buddy215, 27 December 2017 - 08:32 PM.

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#3 LeeFitzsimmons

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for the data, dude....  :clapping:

 

You DO realize that you are asking me to get rid of stuff by adding even more stuff... :scratchhead:  :scratchhead:  :scratchhead:

 

Just jokin' around with ya, bro...

 

Have a GREAT Holiday Season!


Edited by LeeFitzsimmons, 27 December 2017 - 09:11 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:08 AM

When I used Windows I used Revo Unistaller Free and then to find all of the leftover crap I used Filelocator Lite Free.

 

Revo Uninstaller

 

https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

 

Fileloctor Lite

 

https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorlite/download/


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:59 AM

When I used Windows I used Revo Unistaller Free and then to find all of the leftover crap I used Filelocator Lite Free.

 

Revo Uninstaller

 

https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

 

Fileloctor Lite

 

https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorlite/download/

 

Thanks for the two download links, Toolman  :bounce:  

 

Now I'll find an uninstaller for the installed uninstallers.... :hysterical:  :hysterical:  :hysterical:  :hysterical:  :hysterical:

 

BOOYAH  :oopsign:

 

Thank you, thank you.... How's your steak? I'll be here at the comedy club for the rest of the week!



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:44 PM

FYI from the link provided by buddy215

IMPORTANT: If your McAfee product came pre-installed on your PC:

  • Activate your McAfee subscription before you attempt to remove your product.
    This is so that you keep your right to use the product (license) without having to buy a new subscription.

BTW...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 numerous files, folders, and registry entries in various locations making it more difficult to remove. It is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Apps & features in Windows 10 or 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.

That is the reason 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. It's always best to download directly from the vendor's site to ensure you are using the most current version of the uninstall utility as it is not
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