Removing McAfee completely rom your computer


error message that basically says active shield has to be reinstall to operate McAfee. I thuoght I deleted McAfee. I have a new virus scanner. It is AVG. How do I completely delete Mcafee?


This question was answered on May 17, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Uninstall McAfee VirusScan from Add/Remove Programs.

2 Go into Windows Explorer - Program Files and delete any folder with the name "McAfee", "VirusScan", or "Network Associates".

3 Go into Find - Files And Folders and delete any files that appear under "mcafee" or "virusscan".

4 Go into the AUTOEXEC.BAT file and delete any command reference to the program.

5 Go into the Registry and delete any folder with the above 3 names in step #2 under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER - SOFTWARE key and the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - SOFTWARE key.

6 Reboot your computer.

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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 17, 2004