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How to remove Mcafee from windows 10
Windows 10 being one of the most popular operating system from Microsoft offers us many new features and an entirely ramped up experience. Windows 10 however, comes with a handful of pre-loaded applications while most of them are useful some are just crap-ware. Most OEMs load the new Windows machines with a lot of trial-ware. One of them is McAfee Internet Security. While some may want to use it, there are others who want to completely uninstall & remove McAfee Internet Security from their Windows PC.
McAfee is an antivirus owned by Intel and therefore on almost all OEM machines using Intel chip, you will see McAfee security software installed.
Although McAfee may be great in malware removal, it sure can turn out to be a nuisance once the trial period is exceeded, like other trial-ware. If you want to continue using McAfee than it won’t be a problem – you need to pay for the license. But if you don’t, then that can be a bit of an issue. Pop-ups regarding renewing the subscriptions keep popping up and the worst it will also not let you enable the inbuilt Windows Defender security, thus leaving the whole system vulnerable.
While one can uninstall McAfee Internet Security or McAfee Antivirus software via the Control Panel > Programs & Features applet, the process is many a times unsuccessful. Even if it does succeed, it leaves a lot of junk registry and files behind.
The best way, we found out, is to use the MCPR or McAfee Consume Products Removal Tool. In order to completely uninstall the McAfee from your Windows 10/8/7 computer, you need to follow the steps give below.
How to remove McAfee from Windows 10 :
Method 1 : Remove using Windows
The standard Windows removal method is the best way to uninstall your McAfee product(s). Follow the steps given below :
- Click the link for your version of Windows. You will go to Microsoft.com.
- Follow Microsoft’s removal steps :
If removal succeeds, your McAfee products are now removed from your PC. If removal fails using the standard Windows removal method, proceed to method 2.
Method 2 : Download and run the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR)
- Download the MCPR tool.
- Double-click MCPR.exe.
- If you see a security warning : Click Yes, Continue, or Run (depending on your version of Windows) :
- At the McAfee Software Removal screen : Click Next.
- Click Agree to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
- At the Security Validation screen : Type the characters exactly as shown on your screen (validation is case-sensitive).
- Click Next : This step prevents the accidental use of MCPR.
When the process is complete, you will see one of the following messages. Click the one that you see – Removal Complete.
So the entire uninstall process will take a couple of minutes and post which, the program will display a restart prompt. The restart is to ensure that the product is completely removed from the system and even the residual registry files are cleared out. That being said we would warn you to save the impending work in other applications before rebooting the system.