How To Uninstall McAfee Antivirus?

Uninstalling McAfee antivirus from your computer might be a bit difficult especially if it is pre-installed on your laptop or computer.

To remove McAfee antivirus follow these steps: Removing Via Control Panel:

  • Go to start menu and open control panel
  • From here go to programs, select McAfee antivirus and select remove
  • After the process is complete restart your computer to complete the uninstall of McAfee antivirus.
  • After restarting go to the Primary drive of your computer which is C drive in most of the cases.
  • Locate the McAfee folder in program files or X86 program files if you are using a 64 Bit version of Windows operating system
  • Delete this folder and any other file or folder that is associated with McAfee
  • If the normal removal process is not working go to website and download the automatic removal tool from the website
  • After the tool has been downloaded and saved on your desktop, close all the McAfee programs that are currently running on your computer
  • Now double click on MCPR.exe and wait for the process to complete, if the setup asks you for selecting an option select the appropriate and desirable option of your choice
  • After the setup is complete, restart your computer.
  • After this process your will have to delete the McAfee folder in your primary drive manually.
  • After this process is complete, if you want to completely remove McAfee antivirus you would have to remove the registry values that are associated with McAfee antivirus.
  • To do this go to start menu and select run, in the menu type regedit and press enter

In the registry modifier dialogue box locate all of these files and delete them to remove entries

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Installer \ UserData \ S-1-5-18 \ Products \ 40C30C53F1F32C249A987A75EE96F156

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Installer \ UpgradeCodes \ 9FF15957780018945A6265BC95AD719D]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Installer \ Products \ 40C30C53F1F32C249A987A75EE96F156]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Installer \ Features \ 40C30C53F1F32C249A987A75EE96F156]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Installer \ UpgradeCodes \ 9FF15957780018945A6265BC95AD719D ]