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McAfee

by hopelessinseattle / May 1, 2014 10:14 PM PDT

How can I remove McAfee from my new Windows 8 Toshiba computer. I can't find control panel, can I just delete the folders ?

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Re: McAfee
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 1, 2014 10:37 PM PDT
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Go into the folder where it's installed
by orlbuckeye / May 1, 2014 11:16 PM PDT
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and see if there is a application called uninstall.exe. That should do it. Otherwise you can disable it.

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Typically Virus checkers
by orlbuckeye / May 1, 2014 11:19 PM PDT
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load stuff at startup so if you delete files you could get file not found errors.

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So do you mean
by Jimmy Greystone / May 1, 2014 11:23 PM PDT
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So do you mean you don't know how to find the control panel in 8.1 or you can't find McAfee listed in the Programs and Features list to uninstall?

Because with 8.1, the former is simple, you can just right click the start button and control panel will be on the list. You can also press Windows Key + S to pull up the universal search bar and start typing in "control panel" and you should see the control panel in the results. The other way involves making sure that you have administrative programs showing on the start screen, so when you go to the full listing of programs, it shows things like the control panel.

If it's not showing up in the list of installed programs, that's a different issue entirely.

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