How to Remove McAfee Completely on Windows 10/8/7?

We have already written a post on how to install McAfee in Windows 10/8/7. Whereas in this tutorial for those who don’t want to maintain McAfee in their Windows PCs, I’m going to show the simplest way to uninstall McAfee from Windows 10, Windows 8. Some people say that you must have the best Antivirus for Windows 8.1 and 8, so that’s why you may want to uninstall and install a new Anti-virus protection tool. Every particular step in this tutorial has been explained with a crystal clear image. Just check them out and perform the function on your PC, as I’ve shown here.

The reasons for removing McAfee may be dissimilar for different people. One reason may be, it has less span of free trial version and takes more time to update. It won’t perfectly remove the shortcut viruses created in the external drives like Pen drive, Hard disk, etc. Finally, it runs somewhat slowly on laptops with less RAM. These are some problems that I’ve heard from few people, and you may have your own. Now let’s dig into the topic, i.e., removing McAfee from Windows 10.

Uninstall McAfee From Windows 10 or Windows 7

You may have download McAfee for Windows by knowing some features of it. Of course, it’s having great advantages when it comes to cleaning up the Antiviruses, but, as we know, ‘all glitters are not gold’ has minor disadvantages. I think you’ve noticed them and want to remove them, right? Then look into the below phenomena for getting it removed from your laptop. This step-by-step guide is like a McAfee removal tool for Windows 10.

After you uninstall this cleanly, now you must be looking for another Antivirus program. If you want to download and install another one, then you can free download Avast Antivirus for Windows 8, also the most famous Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows, and last but not least, Kaspersky for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 laptop.

Remove McAfee is easy, but how to start the process to uninstall it? This is the question that comes naturally to the minds of everybody. So, it would help if you no struggled to uninstall this Antivirus tool. Here I’ve given quite gentle and well-arranged steps to completely remove McAfee or Intel Security from Windows 10 and Windows 8.

Before Uninstalling McAfee – Read This: You should know where some basic PC settings are located, like how to uninstall any software or program. If you don’t know, then it’s OK. I’ll explain every step with an image.

Steps to Remove McAfee on Windows 10/8/7

  • Go to Control Panel in your PC and then move to Programs And Features.
  • There search for ‘McAfee.’ After you notice McAfee, right-click on that and tap on ‘Uninstall/Change.’
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  • In the window below, tick on ‘McAfee VirusScan’ and then proceed to remove it.
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  • You’ll see the removal process in progress. Just wait for few seconds to uninstall completely and successfully.
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  • Finished removing the McAfee Antivirus? Now you’ll be asked whether to restart your PC or not. Restart your laptop, and it’ll be uninstalled entirely.
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Now you did the uninstall process without any trouble. I believe this McAfee removal tool helped you to uninstall the McAfee. If you have any failed reports or errors in the removing process, please let me hear those errs in the comments section. Also, share this post on the Social Networks to know this process for those who also want to uninstall the McAfee Antivirus.

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  • christin

    removing mcafee from the control panel “uninstall” will not work,it claims that I am not the administrator.

    • Vamsi Krishna

      Hi Christin, you can uninstall it by logging in as Administrator, thanks.

  • Filomena

    Hi, I am trying to install Bit defender. Is asking me to unistall McAfee. I cannot find this antivírus in my pc. What can I do now?

    • Vamsi Krishna

      Hi Filomena, go to programs and features in the control panel, there you can find McAfee then uninstall it. Otherwise, see the images and the explanation in the above content to remove the antivirus.

  • Ricardo

    No way. My new Lenovo yoga 3 pro comes with McAfee Live Safe, the windows uninstaller doesn’t work, appears a screen saying “Navigation to the webpage was canceled”… “Refresh the page”.
    The MCPR from McAffe generates unreadable captchas.
    The Frmlnst.exe doesn’t appears in my ultrabook
    The chat service doesn’t work at this time.
    What else may I do?
    It looks suspicious to me so many difficulties to uninstall McAffe