Removing McAfee Antivirus Software

This document describes how to uninstall McAfee Antivirus software.

Unsupported Software

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  1. To remove McAfee completely you will need to download the McAfee removal tool. You can find it in Software Support Tools. Once the tool is downloaded, run it and click Yes to any administrative prompts.


  2. Click Next.


  3. Read the Terms and Conditions at your disgression then select Agree then click Next.


  4. Enter in the characters that you see in the picture. Then click Next.


  5. Once the process is finished, click Restart.


  6. After the computer has turned on again click the Windows button or key and search McAfee to ensure that all McAfee applications were removed from your system.


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Owner:Ray S.Group:DoIT Tech Store
Created:2016-01-13 14:52 CDTUpdated:2018-10-10 15:40 CDT
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