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#1 momoshmo

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:40 PM

I can't uninstall the McAfee program and I've look online and tried so many ways. I went to the Add/Remove program and when I clicked the uninstall button, nothing came up. I've went to C:\ProgramFiles\McAfee.com\Agent\App, there was only one file, vso, so I deleted it. I also went to the McAfee technical support center to uninstall the SecurityCenter and the VirusScan, that's the only things I think I have of McAfee. I tried installing the VS Uninstaller tool but an error appears telling me something about mcclean.exe file. I don't know what version or other information I have of McAfee and I also don't have an installation disc. Are there any suggestions?

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:58 PM

The file you removed, is it in the recycle bin? If so, reinstall the file and try the uninstaller again.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:59 PM

I recycled it already.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:03 PM

Actually I've just checked it and I still have mccentr.adf. That was another thing I read to do was to delete that file. But I still have it.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:08 PM

http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq.asp?frames=1&...Id=245&chat

Have you attempted any of the instructions found in the above link for manual uninstall?
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:29 PM

Yes, I tried the following things:
--Attempt an Automatic Uninstall
When I clicked the Add/Remove button, nothing loads.
--Download the registry cleanup file
An error appears during download telling me something about a mcclean.exe file that's mispelled and causing the download to discontinue.
--Remove the McAfee VirusScan Shortcuts
--Delete the McAfee VirusScan Files
I don't have a McAfee VirusScan or the VirusScan Wireless folder in C:\program files\mcafee.com
--Delete Misc. McAfee Files

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:38 PM

Sounds like you have deleted everything. Windows live OneCare has a free registry scanner that may just finish the uninstall for you. It takes some time to run it.
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:48 PM

I tryed to install it but it tells me it cannot install the scanner. I am logged on to the administrative account and I do have 20 MB of free space.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:06 AM

When I ran the One Care scans, I had to allow a popup I believe for an ActiveX and agree to a EULA. If you did those two and have a legit, updated copy of Windows and used the IE6 browser, I don't have a clue why it didn't work for you. Are you having any other problems other than uninstalling Mcafee?
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:25 PM

Can you access Windows Updates and do you have SP2 installed? (Sp1 is no longer supported)

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:54 PM

Other than uninstalling McAfee, I'm tring to install another virus protector but it cannot for some reason.

I have the icon of the windows updater on my toobar. When ever I clikc the download button it downloads but later on when new updates are to be downloaded, the previous files never seen to have downloaded. I have on file that indicates it was requested to be downloaded in April 2002.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:01 PM

How exactly is it stopping you from manually deleting it? Have you tried something like unlocker to overcome 'the prossess in use' thing from safemode

http://www.scanwith.com/Unlocker_download.htm

Edited by fleamailman, 28 September 2006 - 09:02 PM.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:14 PM

click start/ right click on "My Computer"/ click on "properties"-----------this will tell you what version of windows you have. What does it say?
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 07:21 AM

Since your not sure what version you have, here are a few more links that may be of some help.

McAfee Internet Security Suite 6 Quick uninstall instructions.
How to uninstall McAfee Security Suite.
Before uninstalling SecurityCenter, you must uninstall VirusScan, Personal firewall, Privacy Service, and SpamKiller.

Uninstall of McAfee VirusScan 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x.
Determining what version of VirusScan you have on your computer
McAfee 4.5 FAQs.
If your not using these versions or still are having problems, then try the McAfee Help Forum > FAQs. They have Removal tools for recent Mcafee products (McAfee products clean up tool) that can be downloaded from the links provided to include MPSCleanupTool.exe.
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