How To Uninstall McAfee Antivirus

By | Last Updated on August 3, 2020

How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus
Uninstall McAfee Antivirus

Antivirus is essential for your computer’s security and privacy. However, if you want to remove McAfee antivirus from your desktop/laptop, this article will help you out. As usual, you can always look towards alternatives like Norton, Bitdefender, and Kaspersky. 

How To Remove McAfee on Windows 10 using Settings

  1. Open Settings on your computer. You find it by searching in the search bar at the bottom right corner of your screen.
    Open Windows settings
  2. On the settings page, select Apps.
    windows app uninstall
  3. Click on McAfee and select Uninstall. 
    Click on Uninstall
  4. A confirmation popup will appear, click Uninstall. You may get asked for the administrator’s permission, allow it.
    Again click Uninstall
  5. Select your McAfee product and click on Remove.
    • If you want to remove all files of McAfee including subscription information and settings, mark the checkbox “Remove all files from this program…..”.
      Again click Uninstall
  6. Once the uninstallation process completes, restart your computer.
    Uninstall Progress

How To Uninstall McAfee using Control Panel

This method also work on Windows 7, including Windows 8 and 10. 

  1. Open the Control Panel on your computer. You can do it by searching it in the search bar at the bottom left corner of your screen.
    Open Control Panel
  2. Click on Uninstall a program option under Programs. If your view by option is set to small or large icons, select Programs and Features.
    Click on Uninstall a program
  3. Navigate to McAfee and double-click on it.
    Click on McAfee
  4. A confirmation windows will appear, choose Yes.
  5. Select your McAfee product and click on Remove.
    • If you want to remove all files of McAfee including subscription information and settings, mark the checkbox “Remove all files from this program…..”.
      Again click Uninstall
  6. Once the application is uninstalled, restart your computer, and ensure it’s uninstalled.

How To Delete McAfee in Windows using McAfee’s Removal Tool 

Couldn’t uninstall McAfee? McAfee’s removal tool will help you out. Follow the steps to do so. 

  1. Download the McAfee Removal Tool (MCPR) from the McAfee website. 
  2. Once the download is finished, open MCPR.exe.
  3. A permission prompt will appear, choose Yes to continue. 
  4. Click on Next at the bottom right corner of the app window.
    Click on Next
  5. Click on Agree, and Next.
    Agree to terms and conditions
  6. Type in the characters in the given field and click on Next.
    Pass the security validation
  7. Wait until the uninstallation process completes.
    Uninstall Progress
  8. Once the uninstallation process is complete, restart your computer. 
    Click on Restart now

How To Uninstall McAfee on a Mac

  1. Navigate and open the Applications folder from the dock. You can also open it from the Finder. 
  2. Launch the McAfee Internet Security Uninstaller software.
  3. To delete the McAfee web browser add-on, select the Uninstall SiteAdvisor checkbox. 
  4. Now, choose Continue
  5. Enter your Mac’s administrator password and click OK.
  6. Once the uninstallation is complete, select Finish.

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