How To Remove Mcafee Software From A Windows Pc

How To Remove Mcafee Software From A Windows Pc

If you want to completely remove McAfee software from a Windows computer, then there are two methods, and you need to work out anyone, or at times, both will give you the best results.Here in this article, we’ve explained the steps to remove McAfee from Windows 10 and Windows 7.

Method 1: Using the Control Panel

In Windows 10

  • Click on Start and then open the Control Panel.
  • Click on the Programs and Features option.
  • Look for the McAfee antivirus, right-click on it and select the Uninstall option.
  • The McAfee uninstaller screen opens; click the checkboxes for your McAfee product and the Remove all files for this program option. Then click Continue. 
  • If you see at the bottom of the screen, you will see that McAfee is not uninstalling its Web Advisor application. Let us uninstall it separately.
  • In the warning window, click on the Continue button.
  • McAfee starts its uninstall process; wait patiently.
  • Click on Restart now to finish off the McAfee uninstallation process.

Steps to uninstall McAfee WebAdvisor

  • Go to the Control Panel.
  • Click Programs and Features and right-click on McAfee Web Advisor. Then select Uninstall.
  • Now, click on the No thanks, just uninstall it button.
  • The application will be uninstalled completely.
  • Restart your system.
  • After uninstalling McAfee, leftover files will be in the Program Files folder.
  • Once the restart is done, open File Explorer, go to C:\Program Files, select McAfee, and hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
  • If any warning window appears, click on the Continue button to delete the McAfee folder on Windows 10.
  • Finally, you've successfully uninstalled McAfee on Windows 10. 

In Windows 7

  • Close the McAfee software on your computer.
  • Click on Start and type Programs and Features in the Search field. Then click Go.
  • Double-click on Programs and Features.
  • Click on McAfee Security Center followed by Uninstall.
  • Go through the on-screen instructions to remove McAfee.

Method 2: Using McAfee Removal Tool

If you are not sure that you have removed McAfee completely, then try using the McAfee Removal Tool.

  • Go to McAfee's official website and download the latest version of MCPR.
  • The tool doesn't require any installation process. You can run the tool by double-clicking the MCPR.exe file.
  • On the following screen, click Yes, Continue.
  • When the security warning appears, click Run.
  • As a procedure, you need to accept the license agreement.
  • Next, enter the correct CAPTCHA code as requested and click Next.
  • Now, you have to wait for several minutes for the uninstall process to remove the software.

If your license is still inactive state, then you can then reinstall McAfee on another computer and use the same license.These are the simple steps to remove McAfee from a Windows PC.


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