I received a Dell Precision workstation which had McAfee software installed on it. I quickly noticed that mfevtps (and other similarly named processes) were, summarily, slowing my computer down a lot.
I attempted to uninstall McAfee, and ended up having to use the command line to get rid of Agent. That's not too bad; it wasn't as hard as getting a random thing started on linux. At this point, McAfee is not listed in my programs and features. If I was a normal user, I would think that McAfee was gone (as any trustworthy software would be at this point).
But mfevtps is still running, and it's still slowing me down, and I can't delete it by any front-door method.
So I googled around, and the answer I kept running into was "have you tried MCPR?". Reading these responses, I'm asking myself, "why in the world would I download and run more potentially untrustworthy McAfee software?" And honestly, "how do I know that this won't just drop more malware into my computer?"
Now, let's reason together. I'm not some noob who won't understand if you give me complicated instructions, and maybe this discussion can be used to help other people in the future. I came here as a last grace, hoping that you will have integrity in dealing with consumers (good or bad). I don't want to put in the time and effort to figure out how to manually remove these programs myself; I don't want to accidentally leave traces of your garbage in my computer; and I don't want to add more McAfee products to my computer in order to get rid of the existing ones.
Having made MCPR, you are certainly capable of issuing a clear set of instructions to me, enabling me to remove every trace of McAfee software myself, without need for me to download more of your software in order to do it. I am intentionally not giving you my operating system or specifics about my computer, because I want you to make the instructions general enough that they will work for anyone on a machine running Windows 7 or later. Please provide said instructions.
Thanks in advance