How to uninstall McAfee security from your computer?

Process of Uninstalling McAfee Security

If you download, install and activate your McAfee® security from Bell, McAfee store or any third party and you want to uninstall from your computer then you can follow these process.

Windows 8 and 10

  1. Close all McAfee® program windows.
  2. In the Start screen, type “Programs and Features” (If it is not visible, click Settings in the list on the right).
  3. Click Programs and Features in the list on the left.
  4. Select McAfee Internet Security or McAfee Total Protection.
  5. Click Uninstall and follow any on-screen prompts.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Close all McAfee® program windows.
  2. Click Start, Search, type Programs and Features, and click Go.
  3. Double-click Programs and Features.
  4. Select McAfee Internet Security or McAfee Total Protection.
  5. Click Uninstall and follow the on-screen prompts.

If you also use McAfee Family Protection, repeat this process but select McAfee Family Protection in step 4.

Windows XP

  1. Close all McAfee program windows.
  2. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select McAfee Internet Security or McAfee Total Protection.
  5. Click Remove and follow the on-screen prompts.

If you also use McAfee Family Protection, repeat this process but select McAfee Family Protection in step 4.

Mac OS

  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the Go menu, select Applications.
  3. Double-click the uninstaller McAfee Internet Security.
  4. Check the box beside Uninstall SiteAdvisor, if required.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Enter your computer’s admin password and click OK.
  7. Click Finish.

If you also use McAfee Family Protection, repeat this process but select McAfee Family Protection in step 3.

McAfee uninstall tool

You can also uninstall all McAfee software using the McAfee Consumer Product Removal (MCPR) tool (Windows only) To do so:

  1. Download the MCPR tool and save it to a folder on your computer.
  2. Navigate to the folder where you saved the file, and double-click MCPR.exe.
  3. When you see the User Account Control dialog box, click Yes.
  4. At the McAfee Software Removal screen, click Next.
  5. Click Next to accept the license agreement.
  6. When prompted, type the CAPTCHA information, which is case sensitive, and then click Next.
    • If you have Family Protection installed, type your Administrator user name and password and click Next.
  7. When you see the message CleanUp Successful, restart your computer. Your McAfee product will not be fully removed until you have restarted.

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