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 when 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 McAfee Computer Virus Remover tools I think will 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.
I hope you find the information in this article helpful. After reading through this article you will have taken another step to become your own computer support technician.
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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.
Note: Make sure you have no other programs running before starting this process:
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 Small Computer Repair Business for assistance.
The PCShell web site (Opens New Window) offers another good tutorial on how to remove McAfee products from your PC.
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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