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Windows 7: Need help uninstalling Mcafee

12 Oct 2013   #21
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I can vouch that it's hard to get rid of (It came with the PC). Even after running the uninstall tool, I had sporadic problems for about a month until I found a couple files buried deep in the system that were causing the trouble. I think McFubar should be classified as a virus.


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14 Oct 2013   #22
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
In some cases, McAfee is hard to get rid of ... that's why I said to stop all it's processes, then run the tool. There may be a program that's running to keep it as the default anti-virus.

Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com



DDS.pif
  • Disable any script blocking protection
  • Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray
  • Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment.
Here are the DDS and Attach files

dds.txt
attach.txt


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14 Oct 2013   #23
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Did you run the McAfee uninstall tool, yet?
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14 Oct 2013   #24
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

No, I didn't run it.
I wanted to wait for feedback from you about the attached files before I ran the cleanup tool.
Just in case you see something needed before running it
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14 Oct 2013   #25
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Please run the tool, then post a fresh DDS .txt scan
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15 Oct 2013   #26
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Ran the MCPR tool, rebooted, re-ran DDS, and here is the new DDS .txt file
dds.txt

The Mcafee processes are no longer listed in Task Manager, and are removed from Control Panel / Services.


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15 Oct 2013   #27
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Looks good! Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee <-- delete this folder if there.
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15 Oct 2013   #28
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The folder wasn't there.
Thank-you Jacee, and Thank-you to everyone for helping with this!
Problem solved
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04 Jul 2016   #29
Sivfire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello guys,
I really need your help with the same problem as DavidE. It's impossible to remove McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall, which is blocking the upgrade to Windows 10. I have tried everything, inlc. MVSUninst. I have read this thread from 2013 and have the two dds logs - dds and attach. Could you help me uninstall the program? I also have downloaded the MCPR, but when I run it it says that it detects Enterprise software and the uninstallation is unsuccessful.

PS Here are the two files:


Attached Files
File Type: txt attach.txt (12.4 KB, 0 views)
File Type: txt dds.txt (32.9 KB, 0 views)
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04 Jul 2016   #30
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can do a Clean Install of Win 10 without upgrading first.
A clean install won't transfer any of your current programs, settings, etc. to Win 10.
You would have to re-install all your programs, etc.
Read this tutorial to decide if you're interested:
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

You can also wait for other experts to help with removing Mcafee if you want to do an Upgrade install of Win 10.

Create a System Image backup before doing the Upgrade/Install of Win 10.
I use Macrium Reflect free for backup images.
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