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How to use Mcafee Removal Tool ?

When you have a Mcafee product installed on your computer, and you finally decide to remove or uninstall the program, you can use the official McAfee Product Removal tool from Mcafee and remove the Mcafee application. Following are the list of products that are supported by the McAfee Product removal tool and can be easily removed using the removal tool.

Mcafee Removal Tool
  • McAfee Total Protection
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite
  • McAfee PC Protection Plus
  • McAfee VirusScan Plus
  • McAfee Wireless Protection
  • McAfee AntiSpyware
  • McAfee Data Backup
  • McAfee Personal Firewall
  • McAfee Privacy Service
  • McAfee QuickClean
  • McAfee SecurityCenter
  • McAfee SiteAdvisor
  • McAfee Anti-Spam
  • McAfee SpamKiller
  • McAfee VirusScan
  • McAfee Wireless Protection

Following are the steps to install and use the McAfee Removal tool:

  • Download the removal tool from the McAfee official website.
  • Once the tool is downloaded to the computer, proceed to the installation.
  • The installation tool is quite simple, just open the downloaded file ad run the application.
  • Click I agree to the license agreement and enter the CAPTCHA code, as seen in the removal video.
  • Now, wait for the uninstaller to start.
  • When the uninstaller is completed, you can view further information about the process in the "View Logs" section.
  • The McAfee removal tool will now ask to reboot the system.
  • Make sure all the important files are saved.
  • Restart your computer, and the McAfee application will be removed from the system.

Mcafee Removal Tool Mac

  • Launch your Mac computer.
  • Click and open the finder window.
  • In the finder window, click the Go button and select the Utility option.
  • From the utility window, click on the Terminal icon.
  • The command prompt for Mac will open.
  • The command prompt will include the Mac userid and with the $ character.
  • Type the following command in the terminal window,
  • Type, sudo /Library/McAfee/cma/uninstall.sh and press the Return key.
  • You will now see a warning message about the improper use of the space in the above command.
  • You will get a prompt to enter the Mac account password.
  • Enter the administrator account credentials, once entered press the return button.
  • Now, enter your Sophos account credentials and go to the Sophos Home page.
  • Click on the Download button to download the software to your Mac computer.
  • Locate the downloaded file and double-click on the Sophos Installer file.
  • Click Open to begin the installation process.
  • Type your login credentials and click on the Install Helper button.
  • Wait until the installation completes.
  • If you the installation gets blocked, open Security Preferences.
  • Click Allow to resume the installation process.
  • You will receive a confirmation message on the screen when the installation process is complete.

Mcafee Removal Tool Command Line

  • When you are uninstalling the product from the command prompt or the Utility window, you can find the uninstaller file from the following file directory.
  • The command line is the path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall