This article is written to help remove McAfee from the computer. Even after giving an uninstall command to remove it entirely from the PC, McAfee will store some of its files in the file system, as these are just marketing strategies to keep their software in client’s computer for them to change their minds, so McAfee has also given a product removal tool, with the help of this product removal tool, McAfee can entirely be removed from the Computer.
Note: Always ensure that the latest version of the software is being downloaded, as any older version of the tool will not completely guarantee the removal of the software from the PC, anyhow even the latest software can only help remove most of the files and not 100% of the files, as they might leave behind some configuration files or initialization files in the file system.
After downloading the McAfee uninstaller tool, make sure all other applications are closed and save the work before doing so.
After the last step, this will automatically remove files and show another screen, in this screen there might get two possible messages, one will be “Removal Complete” and the other may be “Clean-up Unsuccessful”.
If the message received is “Removal complete”, then the software can be quit and a restart may be done to ensure the removal.
Note: Beware while removing the folder, there is a possibility that some of the files like the short-cut of the software and its registry files might still be lurking behind, there is another solution, that is not a preferred one but might help, a backup of the computer may be taken and installing a new copy of windows might help remove any other potentially harmful software along with McAfee.
All these above steps help in uninstall the McAfee software, there’s also a virtual assistant mentioned on McAfee’s site which is said to be a browser-based tool to help guide the users with running MCPR on their system. Alternatively a system restore can be done so that most of the files remain intact, make sure to create a restore point when things are going good in the PC, this might help later.
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