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Guide on how to uninstall McAfee

In this article you will find out:

  • how to uninstall McAfee
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About this issue

If you no longer want to use McAfee antivirus software after your license has expired, you should uninstall the software from your computer. However, you may receive some strange error messages that prevent you from removing the antivirus from your computer.

Don't worry, McAfee developers have released a small utility to remove antivirus from your computer without leaving any traces.

Therefore, to uninstall McAfee AntiVirusPlus, McAfee Family Protection, McAfee Internet Security, McAfee Total Protection, and McAfee LiveSafe antiviruses, please read the rest of this article.

Let's fix it

1. Make sure your data is safe!

It may happen that some data in your computer is accidentally deleted or damaged as a result of the investigated error. For emergency recovery of this important data, you will need DiskInternals Partition Recovery. It is ideal as a universal app, with it you can:

  • perform deep data recovery;
  • open any files in reading mode;
  • perform fast file recovery;
  • create a disk image.

The application is shareware - each step will be accompanied by the instructions of the Recovery Wizard absolutely free. This also applies to disk imaging, preview, data recovery, and only to export data requires a license purchase. You do not need to worry about the professional qualities of this utility, it scans every disk with a possible conversion of any file system. Once you have a backup of your data in a reliable source, start uninstalling the unneeded antivirus application immediately.

Do the following to get your data back:

1. Download and install DiskInternals Partition Recovery and automatically launch the Recovery Wizard and you will see the basic data recovery options.

2. The long-awaited storage scan process (fast or full) will begin.

3. Free preview and recovery for each client is free at this stage.

4. To export the recovered files, you just need to buy a license for DiskInternals Partition Recovery and follow the detailed instructions on the screen.

2. Use system tools

First thing you need to do is uninstall McAfee LiveSafe / Internet Security and McAfee WebAdvisor from your PC.

Removing the McAfee app is a multi-step process, first removing the actual antivirus and then removing the browser extension.

So, open the Control Panel and click on the "Uninstall a program" option.

Select your antivirus version and click the Uninstall / Change button located under the application icon in Windows 10. Then click Yes and leave a checkmark next to McAfee LiveSafe (or McAfee Internet Security) entries. Delete all files for this program and complete the McAfee uninstallation process.

Next, restart your computer and complete the removal of McAfee and all of its components.

3. Remove other components

To remove the app McAfee from smartphones and tablets, select the app icon from the drawer and drag it to the trash can icon that appears after a few seconds on the screen. Alternatively, you can go to the Settings menu, then go to Android apps. Then select McAfee and click Remove.

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