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    Greece
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    uninstalled mcafee


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You should be able to delete the folder in a command prompt at boot if you like.

    Folder - Delete from Command Prompt - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If that doesn't help, then the free program Unlocker should help you delete it.
    Hi Shawn. For once my question isn't about my own computer .

    My partner uninstalled mcafee shortly after getting his laptop, but it seems it didn't uninstall cleanly. There are still mcafee folders in Program files and Program Files x86 and there are still some mcafee related entries in Task Manager.

    Mcafee isn't listed in programs, and CCleaner doesn't find any registry entries related to mcafee.

    We want to delete the folders but when we try (from an admin account) we get the following message:

    Click image for larger version

    Just wondering which would be the best option:

    using the built in admin account, using a command prompt to delete them, or using something like Unlocker?

    Or something completely different?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Maggi,

    Using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR) below may be able to cleanup the bad uninstall for you.

    How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
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    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Maggi,

    Using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR) below may be able to cleanup the bad uninstall for you.

    How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
    Thanks Shawn, will give this a go when I can get onto the laptop. Definitely preferable to messing with that Admin account
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    UK
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    Windows 8.1


    When I got rid of mcafee I unistalled it and then ran the tool from them that is mentioned above

    it removed all traces from my system doing this
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  5. #5


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Mcafee tool worked a treat. Thanks Shawn (and Paul for endorsing this).

    It was something of a surprise to see just how many things needed to be uninstalled. Yet another reason to consider avoiding an OEM OS install next time.
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    UK
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    Windows 8.1


    Good to here it worked
    I was happy when I was using it, but after getting rid I got quite a performance boost
    even happier now
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    Great news.
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    Some things to consider when getting a new computer, or helping someone with an older computer.

    Two programs I find indispensable, when you want to be in control of your computer.

    1. "Grant Admin Full Control" which allows you to right click on any file or folder and become the Owner of that thing.
    If you "OWN" a file, you can delete that file. You can forget all that "you don't have permission...." BS.

    2. The FREE version of "Revo Uninstaller". It not only deletes all files and folders for a program, but scans the registry and deletes all the related registry entries. I find it every bit as desirable as the Revo Uninstaller Pro.

    McAfee? A real POS!

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    Greece
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    Some things to consider when getting a new computer, or helping someone with an older computer.

    Two programs I find indispensable, when you want to be in control of your computer.

    1. "Grant Admin Full Control" which allows you to right click on any file or folder and become the Owner of that thing.
    If you "OWN" a file, you can delete that file. You can forget all that "you don't have permission...." BS.

    2. The FREE version of "Revo Uninstaller". It not only deletes all files and folders for a program, but scans the registry and deletes all the related registry entries. I find it every bit as desirable as the Revo Uninstaller Pro.

    McAfee? A real POS!

    Thanks for the suggestions, @TechnoMage. I will definitely have a look at taking ownership of files and folders.

    I have a program from IOBit that is a powerful uninstaller, presumably similar to Revo? But it never occurred to me to try it in this instance . (But then the problem wasn't on my machine, which is a pathetic excuse I know).

    Acquiring Mcafee would not have been my choice, but that's (just part of) the downside of buying an OEM machine.
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