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Cannot Get Mcafee to uninstall

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#1 zg1286


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:05 AM

Uninstalled through add/remove programs

Then ran McAfee removal tool downloaded from link from this site.

Got error that it could not remove everything.

Log: is extremely long and is notepad format

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Edited by hamluis, 19 July 2018 - 11:22 AM.
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#2 medab1


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:12 AM

Sometimes Revo Uninstaller tells me some things can't be uninstalled until I reboot.

This happens in ordinary uninstall not forced uninstall.

Maybe you should reboot.

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#3 JohnC_21


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:14 AM

I think you received the cannot remove everything because many of the items were not found, probably because you did the normal uninstall first. I would boot to safe mode and run the tool again. 


You can also do the following to look for anything Mcafee.


Download AutoRuns and do a search for Mcafee. Uncheck anything related to Mcafee. Reboot and if the computer runs fine go back and highlight the entries. Click the red X to remove.




Download Everything and do the same search.



Edited by JohnC_21, 19 July 2018 - 10:14 AM.

#4 joseibarra


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:19 AM

Out of curiosity what do you see and/or why do you think McAfee has NOT been uninstalled?

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#5 bellgamin


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:51 PM

You can get a Mcafee uninstaller for Mcafee AV directly FROM Mcafee at HERE. (NOTE: This link goes directly to the download. If I am breaking a rule by doing it this way, will a Mod please fix it & let me know. I didn't have another link except the one I gave here.)


Good luck!


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I heartily recommend using an uninstaller app that monitors DURING THE INSTALLATION of any new software. Soft Organizer does this, as does Total Uninstall. These are the only 2 I am familiar with but I am sure there are others. Monitored installation is especially important when installing security apps -- some of them are notoriously difficult to uninstall unless the installation was monitored.


P.S. -- If you are just giving a security app a quick try, I recommend doing it on a virtual machine or else do a pre-install image of your computer.

Edited by bellgamin, 22 July 2018 - 09:52 PM.

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