cannnot totally remove McAfee

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by fruitbat, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. fruitbat

    fruitbat Guest

    I have been using McAfee VirusScan Pro v8
    With all the current virus problems I tried to uninstall it and use a
    different virus checker. The why does not matter.
    Anyhow, I used the built in uninstall program (via WinXP add/remove
    programs) and it only did half a job.
    It won't even let me re-install without complications.

    How do I remove all traces of McAfee VirusScan Pro version 8 ?
    fruitbat, Jan 31, 2004
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    You should go out to the McAfee Website and see if they have an uninstall
    utility to clean it off of the machine. You should use the uninstall
    utility that comes with the software when it was installed in the future.
    If there is no utility or it doesn't work, you may have to *hack* the
    registry to remove it.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Jan 31, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    He did use the program's built in utility. Add/remove programs merely
    invokes the program's own uninstaller. It should uninstall properly either
    Thor, Jan 31, 2004
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    mark mandel Guest

    You would also need to go to remove all traces of the McAfee in Windows
    Explorer. Type in McAfee in "Find Files and Folders" and delete all the
    entries that come up. There are apparently some others related to McAfee
    which use another name but I can't recall just now what they are.

    Mark Mandell
    mark mandel, Jan 31, 2004
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    colin Guest

    Use the same original installatiion, which should give you the option of :
    colin, Jan 31, 2004
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