How do you remove McAfee from your computer?


Quick Answer

To uninstall McAfee from a PC, go to Programs and Features, find McAfee in the programs list, click Uninstall and follow the prompts to finish. To uninstall from a Mac, go to Applications, locate and double-click McAfee Uninstaller, click continue, and follow the prompts. Clean up the system with the McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool, or use a third-party uninstaller such as Revo Uninstaller Pro or Wise Program Uninstaller to completely remove the application from the system.

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Full Answer

To find the uninstall programs list on a computer with Windows XP, click Start, navigate to Control Panel and click Add/Remove Programs. In Windows Vista or 7, click the Start icon, navigate to Control Panel and then find Uninstall a Program under the Programs and Features list. On a Windows 8 or 10 computer, right-click the Start icon and then click Programs and Features.

On a Mac, if the McAfee Uninstaller app is missing, drag the actual McAfee product icon into the trash, and the system automatically begins the uninstall. Enter the administrator password and click Finish to complete the process.

The McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool cleans all McAfee data from a PC in the event of problems with uninstalling. Simply download the tool from the McAfee website, open it and click Run. Follow the prompts to complete the cleanup. Make sure to run the standard Windows uninstall before attempting to use this tool, as neglecting to do so can result in corrupted files and further problems.

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