How Do You Uninstall McAffee?


Quick Answer

To uninstall McAfee on your Windows 8 computer, go to the Control Panel, and click the Uninstall button next to the program. As an alternative, uninstall the program by using the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool. The exact way to uninstall McAfee depends on the operating system.

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While in the control panel of your Windows 8 system, go to the Programs and Features section to search for the program. This section shows you all the programs currently installed on your computer. If it is too difficult to find the application, type the name of the program into the Search box to find it. Once you locate the program, select it for removal, and follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall it.

If you want to use the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool, go to the McAfee website, and download the product. Install the tool, and check off the answer Yes under the User Account box to proceed to the removal screen. Click the Next button, agree to the terms to run the program, and start the removal process.

Once the removal process ends, a message to confirm that the cleanup is successful appears on your screen. Finally, restart your computer to finish removing McAfee data and products from your device.

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