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Force McAfee Uninstall


yuma_bill

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#1
A while back I found McAfee popping up on both my desktop (Windows 8.1) and my laptop (Windows 10). I didn't install this and I don't think it came pre-installed as I've had these machines for some time. I am currently running Norton Antivirus which I get for free from my ISP.

McAfee is running about a dozen processes and any attempt to end the task is ignored. Any attempt to uninstall is met with a message that I need system administrator permissions, despite the fact that I am logged in as an admin. This is true on both my 8.1 and my 10 machine.

What can I do to remove this software? I am not opposed to a clean re-install but would prefer a removal tool. I'm aware that McAfee offers a removal tool but as they are the source of the trouble in the first place, I'm dubious.

Any assistance is appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Desktop PC M11BB Series
    CPU
    AMD A10-6700 APU
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
    Antivirus
    Norton
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47
#2
When I got my Lenovo laptop in 2015 McAfee AV came preinstalled... I uninstalled it straight away using their uninstall tool. I had no issues. If you follow their instructions exactly I would think you should be able to get rid of it fully as well.

Up until recently before my HDD died, I had no problems installing Avast free so there was no issues installing something other than McAfee after the removal.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW

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