I work from home on a work-issued (PC) computer, but occasionally I've had to do some work-related stuff from my personal (Mac) computer. We have McAfee installed on our work computers, but I just noticed McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac pop up on my own personal computer. I don't remember installing it, but then again it's very possible I might've.
I'd like to uninstall the program because I have no use for it on my personal computer. Besides the fact that it serves no purpose on my Mac, it makes me feel weird - can they monitor my online activity remotely with this software? For work, that's fine - but my personal computer feels like a major violation of privacy.
I've tried uninstalling the program several different ways, with no luck. So what steps do I have to take to get it removed completely from my computer?
Hoping someone can help me out here!
McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac - Version 10.2.1
Mac Computer - late 2012, OS X El Capitan, Version 10.11.6
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We have a McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool (MCPR), however due to the fact you are using a ( Corporate Product) I am uncertain it would be applicable. I will Tag a (Buisness Product Moderator) to add to this discussion.
I'm assuming this is an unmanaged install (not managed by a centralised server and the McAfee Agent).
You must be running with Administrative rights on your Mac.
For more details please refer to page 20 of the Product Guide
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Thank you for the quick reply! Unfortunately, when I follow your suggestion, I am given an "Uninstallation Failed..." message.
I'm combing through the guide you linked above, but if you can think of any other quick fixes I'd sure appreciate it!
Apologies for my ineptitude here (not very tech savvy) - I should now enter sudo -su root/usr/local/McAfee/uninstall EPM and then enter, then my password (and enter)?