The McAfee Removal Tool tutorial shows you how to remove McAfee programs cleanly from your computer.
There are a lot of Internet articles reporting problems removing McAfee products.
A standard uninstall seems to leave some stuff behind (files and registry keys) that could affect future software installs and the stability of your machine.
Once you complete reading this article you will know the secrets of the IT professional so you can avoid issues that cause other home users problems!
This is the 3rd of a 4 part series providing you with information to make the best use of McAfee home user products and services.
Part 1 Mcafee Free Virus Scan walks you through the McAfee antivirus package features. It describes how to obtain the 30 day trial version and the differences between commercial and free anti virus programs.
Part 2 looks at the McAfee Computer Virus Remover tools I think help further protect your PC. Are you aware of these invaluable stealth virus removal tools?
Part 4 looks at what McAfee Customer Service has to offer home users. This includes free utilities such as the McAfee Virtual Technician.
Customer Service advice on how to surf the world wide web safely and how to contact McAfee directly is also provided.
After working through this tutorial complete the Discussion Form below. Did the removal tool worm for you? Did you encounter any further issues?
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The following steps are helpful if you want to cleanly remove McAfee products from your machine. It can also help in fixing problematic installs and uninstalls.
If you find you are still having problems after working through the process above, take a look at this post on the Community Forums (Opens New Window).
McAfee Technical Support explain another course of action to remove their products from your machine.
However, this can be quite complicated if you are unsure about what you are doing in your computer's registry. If you have any doubts, contact your local Computer Repair Business for assistance.
The PCShell site (Opens New Window) offers another good tutorial on how to remove McAfee products from your PC.
In the next part of the tutorial series takes a look at what McAfee Customer Service can offer home users.
Did you encounter any problems when running the McAfee Removal tool? What were the problems and how did you fix them?
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Oct 05, 14 10:18 AM
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Oct 05, 14 10:16 AM
I just stumbled upon your site really. Your information on the Virus Removal pages has made me think about using more security on the Mac Book Pro I use.
Oct 05, 14 10:09 AM
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Oct 04, 14 07:35 AM
Hello Steve. Let me tell you what my MSE setup is. First of all I limit the CPU usage during scan to 20% rather than 50%. This is because I use large