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How to Uninstall McAfee Antivirus?

The users looking for the steps regarding how to uninstall McAfee Antivirus must go through the entire information provided in this blog. McAfee is an antivirus software that safeguards the user’s system against malware, spyware, and other online threats. But it happens that due to technical hitches, the software stops functioning or the users fails to access the features of the McAfee antivirus software.

The users who want to remove or uninstall the McAfee Antivirus should use the McAfee Removal Tool to remove the antivirus easily. Through the help of this tool, it would get easy and simple for all users to uninstall the antivirus from their system. 

The users can download the McAfee Removal Tool from the official website. Once the tool gets downloaded, follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the McAfee Antivirus Software safely and securely.

Steps to uninstall the McAfee Antivirus Software

Uninstalling the McAfee Antivirus Software is an easy and simple task. Therefore, those who want to uninstall the McAfee Antivirus software should follow the steps provided below. Moreover, through the McAfee Removal Tool, the user can easily uninstall the McAfee Antivirus software.

Note: The users are suggested to activate their McAfee subscription before they uninstall the software.

Method 1: Remove via standard windows removal method

  • First of all, the users are advised to close all open programs.
  • After this, open the “control panel” on the system.
  • From there, check for the “programs and features” option.
  • Then, for uninstalling the McAfee antivirus, right-click on the McAfee program.
  • After this, tick mark on the check box and then click on the “Remove” option.
  • Now the “Removal Status” pop-up will appear on the screen.
  • After this, wait for the procedure to complete.
  • Then the users are suggested to click on the “Complete” button to accomplish the uninstallation procedure.
  • Note: If after applying these steps, the product fails to uninstall, then the users are suggested to follow method 2 provided below.

Method 2: Remove via MCPR Tool

The users can make use of the MCPR Tool to uninstall the McAfee Product. Therefore, for that, follow the steps provided below to accomplish the uninstallation procedure.

Note: Before starting the process, keep the following points in mind.

  • Close all programs
  • Save all open files

Steps 

  • In the beginning, the users are suggested to download the MCPR Tool.
  • Then the downloading procedure will start.
  • After this, once the “.exe” file gets downloaded, open the “.exe” file.
  • Note: If the user sees a security warning, then click on the “Yes,” “Continue,” or “Run” button.
  • Now at the screen of McAfee Removal Tool, click on the “Next” icon.
  •  After this, hit on the “Agree” option to accept the “End User License Agreement.”
  • Then at the “Security Validation” screen, the users are suggested to exactly type the character. Validation is case-sensitive.
  • After this, click on the “Next” option.
  • Note: This step stops the accident use of the MCPR Tool.
  • Now once the process gets finished, the following message will appear on the screen.

Removal Complete

If this message appears on the screen, i.e. (Removal Complete), it means that the MCPR Tool has been completed successfully.

Note: The users are suggested to restart the system to accomplish the removal process.

Cleanup Unsuccessful

If this message appears on the screen, i.e., (Cleanup Unsuccessful), it indicates that the clean-up process is not done correctly.

  • The users are suggested to restart the system and again run the MCPR Tool.
  • If the “Cleanup Unsuccessful” message appears on the screen, then ignore it.
  • After this, restart the system again.
  • Then try reinstalling the McAfee Software.

So these were the steps through which the user can easily uninstall the McAfee Antivirus software. If, in case, the user fails to uninstall the antivirus, then contact the experts for assistance. Moreover, the users are advised to visit the official website mcafee.com/activate to activate the McAfee Total Protection.

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