Like sem I have a new Acer (but mine is a desktop X3990) with Windows 7. I have already installed Avast, but did not uninstall McAfee . I have not activated McAfee. Now when I try to uninstall McAfee from the Control Panel Uninstall Program tool, the following happens: A McAfee window appears together with a taskbar icon. The window is completely blank. Right clicking on the taskbar icon gives the following options: McAfee UI Host, pin this program to taskbar, or close this window. Nothing else happens, although if I repeat the uninstall request a message box appears stating 'please wait until the current program is finished unistalling'. I left this for several hours but nothing changed. All other Google searches have produced the recommendation to uninstall McAfee via the Control Panel before applying the McAfee removal tool (which I haven't downloaded yet).
I have a new Acer Asipre One D255 netbook that came preloaded with McAfee Security Suite. The program came with a limited time subscription. I'm receiving messages that ask me to activate the program because the limited time subscription is about to expire.