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    Remove/Uninstall McAfee Internet Security Suite

    Hello - Would like to totally remove all traces of McAfee Internet Security Suite from a newer (2 months old) Acer laptop.
    Have read many "horror" stories of trying to remove McAfee products.
    Any help is appreciated.

    I am leaning toward installing MSE as a replacement.
    Pros and Cons are welcome.

    Thanks

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    Tfspry,

    Here is all the information you need to remove McAfee.

    I've been using MSE on all 5 (6 if you count my dual boot laptop twice) machines for over 2 years w/o a single problem. Now I also use Malwarebytes Free version on demand scanner monthly and have also used Windows Defender Offline every couple of months. Along with FireFox and NoScript and both Windows Firewall and a Router with NAT. Most here will tell you a multi-layered approach is best. Also be very careful what you click on...no defending against careless users.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Here is a ,FREE program that will will leave your computer clean.NOTE;make sure you read the READ ME file before using!Here is the link;http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
    Make usre you read the instructions on this program.This program will also help clean out out other programs,that are trial programs as well.
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    There is a McAfee Removal Tool. Once I uninstall any app, I do use CCleaner Registry cleaner to find traces of JUST THAT APP. This will help remove all traces. Be very careful on what changes you make in the registry.

    I also have MSE installed X4 with great results.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


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    Hi Guys - Thanks for the replies. I'll report back on how it goes.

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    I think I got lucky on this removal of McAfee. I simply used Win7's program uninstall procedure to remove all of it.
    I did not have to
    run the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (
    MCPR.exe).


    CCleaner shows no traces of McAfee under Tools/Uninstall.

    I installled MSE version 4.0.1526.0 and ran a quick scan. Will run a full scan overnight.

    Thanks again!

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    Run the MCPR tool anyway.

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    I would as well. McAfee is notorious for hiding things.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Revo Unistaller works well to. There is a free version.

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