December 1, 2008 at 3:32 pm #159716
Im trying to delete the annoying and bloated McAfee,
I’ve booted into Safe mode and selected uninstall, but this doesn’t completely uninstall everything, and I still get a basic service boot up when I switch back to normal boot.
Do I need a better uninstall manager?
Or are there a few registry deletes to make too?
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advanceDecember 1, 2008 at 3:35 pm #173071jezMember
There are a couple of good threads on this already somewhere around. A search for McAfee should flag them up. AFAIK people have been sayin the add/remove programs method has worked fine.
I’ve left it on myself. But will prob move to something free at a later date.December 1, 2008 at 3:58 pm #173075
yes I looked at those threads already, but unfortunately the standard suggestions didn’t work, there’s 3 parts to McAfee it seems, I cant check what they’re called because im at work but they’re all selectable as options to uninstall.
With a standard uninstall the first part of McAfee is uninstalled fine, but a basic (protection manager?) remains, and gives the message that uninstall didn’t work fully.
Like I said above i’ve tried safe boot>uninstall which should have worked, but no dice grandma.
So I need a bit more of a detailed solution, McAfee is renound to be a beast to remove so this is not unexpected, I just don’t want to start monkeying around with registry if there’s a better way.December 1, 2008 at 4:14 pm #173073BeckyMember
Oooh, this is very strange. I’m pretty sure I just used Add/Remove Programs and it was completely gone. Perhaps you have to uninstall the three options in a specific order? If so, then I must have just got lucky.
It’s possible I also used msconfig and removed any references to it from startup before uninstalling, but I don’t remember off the top of my head.
I certainly didn’t have to do any registry tweaks and there doesn’t appear to be any remnants of the software floating around the system that I can actively see.
I would definitely remove any entries from startup (if you haven’t already) and then try uninstalling again. Failing that, I’m afraid I’m at a loss for ideas.December 1, 2008 at 4:36 pm #173072jezMember
The only thing I’ve used for extra removal power is ccleaner.December 1, 2008 at 5:04 pm #173076
Yeah, I think CCleaner is my next attempt, as soon as i get home I’ll give it a whirlDecember 1, 2008 at 10:23 pm #173074s162000Member
Try Revo uninstaller then run CCleanerDecember 2, 2008 at 11:53 am #173077
Ug, that was a nightmare
CCleaner basically just ran the McAfee Uninstaller, and refused to remove the final two items, a security command console and another bit of crappyware. Neither in Safe mode or Normal boot.
So I regedited and deleted all McAfee references, which took a while.
this allowed me to delete half of the remaining McAfee files, including the McAfee.com folder.
This apparently has stopped the McAfee Security Console from loading, AT LAST. However Half of the McAfee files within the remaining McAfee folder are in use? and cannot be deleted, Grr.
So on the upside, No McAfee, on the downside its left its dirty mark, and I cant clean it completely, Shame on you McAfee.
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