Remove McAfee From Windows 8, Windows 8.1/7 – Completely

We already written a post on how to install McAfee in Windows 8.1 and Windows 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 8.1, Windows 8. Some people say that you must have a 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 out them and perform the function in 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. Won’t perfectly remove the shortcut viruses that may be created in the external drives like Pen drive, Hard disk etc. Runs somewhat slowly on the laptops with less RAM. These are some problems what 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 8 or Windows 8.1.

Uninstall McAfee From Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, 7

You may have download McAfee for Windows 8.1/8 by knowing some features of it. Of course it’s having the great advantages when it comes to cleaning up the Antiviruses but, as we know ‘all glitters are not gold’ it is having minor disadvantages. I think you’ve noticed them and want to remove it, 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 8.1/8.

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

To remove McAfee is easy but how to start the process to uninstall it? This is what the question that comes naturally on the minds of everybody. So, you no need to struggle to uninstall this Antivirus tool. Here I’ve given quite gentle and well arranged steps to completely remove McAfee or Intel Security from Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.

Before Uninstalling McAfee – Read This: You should know where some of the 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.

  • 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 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 report or errors in the removing process, please let me hear those errs in the section of comments. Share this post on the Social Networks, so that others will also come to know this process those who also want to uninstall McAfee Anti virus.

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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