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McAfee files left in C:/Program Files/Common Files

After uninstalling McAfee I realized that there are some files left in Common Files folder. I have already used the MCPR tool, it removed some files but not all of them. When I tried to delete them, it said that I need permission from Administrator, but I am admin. Take ownership didn't work. So anyone have any ideas to removed those files completely? Thanks in advance.

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Re: McAfee files left in C:/Program Files/Common Files

Try rerunning the mcpr tool I assume you have rebooted after it was run? Sometimes a second run clears up the missed files. that said this was a new mcpr download I assume if not download a new copy.

Step 2: Download and run the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR)

You should only use the MCPR tool if the Windows removal methods shown above do not work.


  • Always download a new copy of MCPR before each use. 
    This ensures that you have the latest version, and that newer McAfee products can be successfully recognized.
  • MCPR will clean up only the components needed for reinstallation. It is not designed to clean up 100% of components.
  • Completing this step will require a restart.
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