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Author Topic: Annoying McAfee refuses to quit  (Read 5675 times)

ich thys

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Annoying McAfee refuses to quit
« on: July 16, 2023, 10:37 PM »
I'm running Norton on a Win11 OS. I had decided to totally uninstall McAfee. It's all gone, except for 11 visible files that show in a program called 'Everything'. All gone except for 11 png suffix files. They defy uninstallation. Worse, a McAfee pop-up appears several times every day, and I use 'close window' to get it off of Desktop, but it always comes back later, saying I'm unprotected, and I need to buy McAfee again. I also tried the McAfee 'uninstaller' but without success. What can I do, please (and thank you in advance).

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Re: Annoying McAfee refuses to quit
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2023, 12:47 AM »
Did you try running the Mcafee uninstaller in Safe Mode, (so any unnecessary services aren't running and possibly locking files)?
Also, according to them, PC Optimizer won't be automatically uninstalled, you have to do it via normal Windows program uninstaller.

You can try to delete the files with SetACL Studio followed by cleaning any leftover Mcafee traces from registry by hand.

Look through Services, Task Scheduler, etc for anything that might be Mcafee related w.r.t. the popup.

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Re: Annoying McAfee refuses to quit
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2023, 10:12 PM »
Hibit uninstaller is what you are looking for.

https://www.majorgee...bit_uninstaller.html

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Re: Annoying McAfee refuses to quit
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2024, 08:41 PM »
McAfee has a special tool for complete removal of their products.

Use Option 2 (MCPR): https://www.mcafee.c...p;shell=article-view