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3 McAfee items that will never go

@Hi All -

I hope this is the correct area for my problem as below.

My almost new Acer that was pre installed with windows 8 also included McAfee as an "Add-On".

I have almost removed almost all traces, but I can not remove these last 3 items that are not required .....

McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (004249141237703) McAfee Firewall Core Service and McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service


Thanks to all for any advice .........

17 Replies

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

Hi,

Try to download and run the MCPR tool.

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

Let us know if that does not work.

Best regards,

Jose Maria

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

>> Let us know if that does not work. << Thanks for the "logical answer" but that is how I removed the basic program ....

It will not work, as I have attempted it several times, all without a "further" result.

Removal of the basic program was done in several minutes, but these are "extras" I think.

They only show in Services and rate a small mention via regedit -

Thank You and Please, Any other ideas ??

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

Well,

Then you should remove the entries under:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet

All the entries related to McAfee.

Please, let me know if that works. Make sure you restart the machine after deleting the keys from registry.

Best regards,

Jose Maria

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

I managed to "disable" McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (004249141237703) in Services, so now I will try your other idea -

Back in 5 minutes.

Thanks -

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

ok!

Cheers,

Jose Maria

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

Hi again,

Any clues after HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services ............

and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet ?? .............

I may need new glasses, but nothing related seems to be listed ??

>> I managed to "disable" McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (004249141237703) <<

Sorry for being a pain .

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

Can you export the registry and posted in here?

I will try to import in a VM and check it

Thanks

Jose Maria

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

Hi,

Do you have this key?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mfevtp

or

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\mfevtp?

Try to delete it if you have it

Best regards,

Jose Maria

Re: 3 McAfee items that will never go

About to reboot and see if this is OK -

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mfevtp << Was no problem.

BUT -
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\mfevtp - Threw an error back to me (See below)
Can not Delete mfevtp: Error while deleting key.