Uninstalling the McAfee antivirus is quite simple, but doing so will make your device vulnerable to threats. In case you are going to install any other antivirus software, you can proceed to uninstall the McAfee antivirus from your computer. To know how to uninstall McAfee antivirus from a Windows computer, follow these steps.  

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Steps To Uninstall McAfee

Using the Windows Control Panel:

  • First, close all the running programs, including McAfee.
  • Next, open Control Panel and click the Programs tab.
  • Click the Programs and Features tab.
  • Locate and select your McAfee program from the displayed list.
  • Click the Uninstall button next to Organize.
  • If prompted, click Uninstall to confirm your action.
  • Restart your computer and check whether the program is removed.

Using Windows Settings:

  • On your Windows 10 computer, open the Start menu and click the Settings icon. Doing so will open the Settings app.
  • Alternatively, press the Windows + I shortcut keys to open the Windows Settings.
  • Click the Apps tab and select the Apps & features option from the left-side panel.
  • Locate and select the McAfee antivirus program.
  • Click the Uninstall button below the app.
  • If prompted, confirm the Uninstallation.
  • Close Windows Settings and restart your computer.
  • After rebooting your Windows, check if the program is completely removed.

You have now seen how to uninstall the McAfee antivirus program on your Windows computer. Continue reading the steps to remove McAfee on your Mac.

Steps to uninstall McAfee on Mac

  • On your Mac, click the Finder icon in the Dock panel.
  • Select the Applications tab from the left-side panel.
  • Locate and open the McAfee Internet Security Uninstaller app.
  • Select the checkbox next to Uninstall SiteAdvisor. Doing so will remove the McAfee browser add-on.
  • Click Continue and enter the administrator password if prompted.
  • Click OK and select Finish to complete the uninstallation.
  • Make sure to move the McAfee remnant files to Trash.

Alternate method: Using the McAfee Removal Tool

  • On your Mac, open the default browser and go to the official McAfee site.
  • Download the McAfee Removal (MCPR) Tool and save it on your Mac.
  • Give a double-click on the downloaded file and click Yes, Continue if you see any warning message.
  • Run the tool and click Next on the McAfee Software Removal screen.
  • Read and accept the EULA.
  • Enter the characters displayed on the Security Validation screen and click Next.
  • Click Restart and wait until the Removal Complete message appears on your Mac.

You have now seen How to uninstall McAfee on your Mac.