Hi. I have a Dell computer i got back in november of 2015... Ive never had the mcafee trial expire because I was constantly reinstalling ( I make software in C# and was experimenting with registry and making installers ).
However recently, I've ran out of the trial and im not doing experimental things so i've reinstalled multiple times as I prefer to use Avast but every time I uninstall mcafee which comes preinstalled it breaks my firewall.
Id just put another firewall app (or enable the windows defender one) however It doesnt matter if I have a firewall of any kind because when mcafee is no longer installed it breaks the firewall settings and i can no longer
use half of my apps as windows will then refuse to run any apps it deems unsafe(which is plenty even listed as safe in its own default firewall).
Ive tried uninstalling mcafee before and after installing avast or anything else that may use a firewall however it doesnt seem to matter as firewall refuses to work with no mcafee.
What id like to know is if anyone else has encountered this and figured out how to fix it as i've ran out of options.
Something else to note: I know for a fact its mcafee breaking some kind of windows settings making windows refuse to use a firewall after mcafee is uninstalled as my sisters laptop doesnt come preinstalled with it, and
when she had to reinstall her machine she let me run a test on it provided i do a clean reinstall when i was done. This test consisted of reinstalling a fresh win 10 and then installing mcafee after and immediately uninstalling it.
Her computer would then have the same issue just after removing mcafee.. Im not going to pay for a mcafee subscription as 1) Im broke, 2) I dont care for mcafee it has never had good results compared to some other totallyfree antivirus software, and 3) most of the time i dont even need an antivirus as ive gotten used to knowing what is generally safe and what isnt from my younger days getting tons of virus/malware/spyware etc...
Id just leave the software on there with an ended subscription if it werent for the fact that mcafee CONSTANTLY spams the crap out of me through my email and popping stuff up on my screen when im coding or playing games.
Especially playing games is the worst because im in full screen doing something where say im surrounded by a hoard of enemies bout to kill me and my friends... and then hey mcafee decides to harass me and then the next click
that happens automatically minimizes my game, and it takes me almost a full minute to get the screen back up and by that time im already dead and my friends are on their way that road too.
As far as im concerned with the problems i encounter through mcafee, it might as well be a virus itself and i just want it gone. Any help would be greatly appreciates so this horrid thing will stop hijacking my computer! I payed 1000 dollars
for it this is bullcrap.