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How do i get rid of MCAFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

by billdoe03 / January 21, 2006 9:21 AM PST

i have tried everything to get rid of mcafee. i went to add/remove programs and it didnt work. i looked for an uninstall icon, couldnt find one! so finally i just deleted all of the program files. but its still on my computer! the problem im having is That my internet provider has there own pop up blocker software and i cant install it because mcafee isnt compatible. every time i try to install it, it somehow finds mcafee and tells me to uninstall the software. DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO GET THIS CRAPY PROGRAM OFF MY COMPUTER?!!!!!!!!!!!

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You can't just delete files. . .
by Coryphaeus / January 21, 2006 10:11 AM PST

You'll wind up with more problems than you are having now as there are registry settings associated with McAfee.

If it was me I'd reinstall McAfee and then uninstall it. A visit to the McAfee site might provide insite towards uninstalling it.

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Bill, More Information Please
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 21, 2006 10:15 AM PST

Which operating system are you using?

Which version of McAFee are you using? Which programs are you using? There are all sorts of McAfee programs..

McAfee Security Center only?
McAfee Internet Security Suite 6, 7, or 8?
McAfee Antivirus 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9 or 10? Enterprise or Retail versions?
McAfee Firewall? Which versions?
McAfee PopUp Blocker?

First, you shouldn't have simply deleted the folder in Program Files...As with most programs when you do that, you'll now need to manually remove all the remaining files and registry entries..

I should be able to provide specific manual removal instructions but I'll need to know the specific information from above.

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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Go to website
by dbsfgiants / January 21, 2006 1:43 PM PST

I suggest you go to their website and follow the instructions for removing what you have installed. I would suggest reinstalling and then follow instuctions using the steps listed. You have to uninstall each one, if more than one exists, and then finish with the Security Center, if you have it. I just removed it from my pc and checked the site before I did it. I had McAfee Security Center, Internet Security, Antivirus, Firewall, and the PopUp Blocker. Security Center was the last to be removed. Be ready for alot of shut down and restarting.

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