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Removing McAfee = Blue Screen of Death?

by ReignHMF / May 30, 2011 10:05 AM PDT


I recently got a new Lenovo computer back in January and it came with a trial version of McAfee Anti-Virus Plus. Free trial ended and now it wants me to pay for it, but with all the free anti-virus software like AVG I do not want to. I tried downloading AVG but it would not work resulting in an error saying it couldn't as long as McAfee was installed on the computer. So I go to add/remove programs and uninstalled McAfee. I restart the computer as instructed and BAM! Blue Screen of Death upon trying to start up. I could only get the computer to work by going into Safe Mode (Safe Mode with networking wouldn't even work) and performed restore to an earlier date and things seem to be okay now. But I am stuck with my new "friend" McAfee. So I guess the question(s) is how do I get rid of McAfee so I can get other anti-virus software without a blue screen of death? And is this a known issue of McAfee screwing your computer up when trying to get rid of it and it's ugly tentacles? Needless to say, I am not a fan of them right now. Angry

Thanks for any help on this.

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Clarification Request
I can't tell if you tried the McAfee removal tools.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2011 11:31 AM PDT

The malware and more damage I run into can cause such troubles along with the hordes that run registry cleaners. But let's ask if you tried any removal tool from Mafee.

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by Bob__B / May 31, 2011 1:31 AM PDT

Some products get a little twisted if you try to uninstall them when their active.

Try the uninstall in safe mode.

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Windows 7 Blue Screen Error
by michelsmith / June 1, 2011 6:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Guess


One of the most common Blue Screen errors faced by the computer users
with a Windows 7 operating system is the "STOP 0

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