4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2016 10:54 AM by Peter M

    How to safely & completely remove McAfee from Win 10?

    ban100

      How to safely & completely remove McAfee from Win 10?

       

       

      PC : Acer aspire T3-715 (purchased 2 months ago)

      OS : Windows 10 Home 64b. (OEM & comes with McAfee

       

       

      Problems:

      1. Many APPs can't be installed.

      2. Or can't be used even if skillfully installed.

      3. Or crash after installations of other APPs!

       

       

      Question:

      How to safely & completely remove McAfee from Win 10 64b.?

       

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: How to safely & completely remove McAfee from Win 10?
          sanjay

          ban100

           

          Please provide more details on the app's that you are not able to install/use. Are you able to install/use the app's by pausing Real Time Scanning.

           

          Cheers

          Sanjay

          • 2. Re: How to safely & completely remove McAfee from Win 10?
            ban100

            Thank you, Sanjay.

             

            Phase One, have to disable McAfee's real time scanning before installation. Can't use it if McAfee is back on.

            Raw Therapee, have to disable McAfee's real time scanning before installation. Can't use it if McAfee is back on.

            Shadow Defender, have to disable McAfee's real time scanning and firewall before installation.  Crashes in use.

            Time Freeze, have to disable McAfee's real time scanning and firewall before installation.  Crashes in use.

             

            Have to have the PC recovered back to its factory status 4 time in 55 days since it purchase.  Too much.

             

            I always have Malwarebyte's AntiMalware and Shadow Defender on my PC's for the last 10 years, and they have been keeping my PC's safe ever since Vista days. I really do not need McAfee. 

             

            Most of the articles on the internet teaching people how to remove McAfee from PC's are dealing with Windows 7 or 8.

            I'm afraid that the combination of Windows 10 and McAfee might be very tricky.

             

            Please help.

             

            Thanks.

            • 3. Re: How to safely & completely remove McAfee from Win 10?
              sanjay

              @ban100

               

               

              I would suggest you to try adding the applications to the Real Time Scan / Firewall exception list and check.

               

              Uninstalling McAfee from Windows 10 is same as it is with Windows 7 or 8.1.

              • Control Panel > Programs and Features
              • Then run the MCPR  cleanup tool and reboot.

               

               

              regards

              Sanjay

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              • 4. Re: How to safely & completely remove McAfee from Win 10?
                Peter M

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