Due to several reasons, you might have decided to remove McAfee from your Windows 10computer. Are you looking for the exact procedure to uninstall the software from your Windows 10? If so, you have reached the right place.

You can uninstall McAfee from your Windows 10 using the standard removal methods or by utilizing the McAfee Consumer Product Removal (MCPR) tool. In this article, you will learn these methods in detail.


On your Windows 10, you have several options for removing the apps and programs. You can do it using the Start menu, the Settings app, or the Control Panel window. The following section will show you each procedure in detail.

Uninstall McAfee from the Start menu

  • On your Windows 10, hit on the Start button and look for McAfee.
  • Right-click on McAfee and select the Uninstall option.

Uninstall McAfee from the Settings

How to remove McAfee
  • On your Windows 10 computer, go to the Settings page and select Apps followed by Apps & features.
  • When it displays the list of applications installed on your computer, choose McAfee and click on Uninstall.

Uninstall McAfee from the Control Panel window

How to delete McAfee
  • On the taskbar, input Control Panel in the search box.
  • When it shows you the search results, click on Control Panel.
  • When directed to the Control Panel section, choose Programs> Programs and Features.
  • Now, locate the McAfee application. Right-click on the app and choose Uninstall.
  • Go ahead with the instructions that appear on the screen and complete the uninstallation.

Remove the registry files

Once you have uninstalled McAfee from your computer, you should remove all the remnant files. Follow these instructions to do the same.

  • Open the Run command dialog box (Windows +R).
  • Type regedit and click OK.
  • When directed to the Registry Editor folder, delete all the files associated with McAfee.
  • Finally, restart your computer.

That’s it. You have uninstalled McAfee from your Windows 10.


If you cannot uninstall McAfee from your computer using the standard uninstallation methods, try to uninstall the program using the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR). Remember, you must use this tool only when the previous methods fail. To proceed further, follow these instructions.

Security Validation Screen
  • Before starting, save all the open files and close all the running programs.
  • Download the MCPR tool from the official website of McAfee.
  • Once the downloading gets concluded, double-click on the MCPR.exe file.
  • If you see the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box, click Yes.
  • When the McAfee Software Removal screen appears, click Next. Then, accept the End-User License Agreement.
  • On the Security Validation screen, enter the characters exactly as shown on the screen. This validation is case-sensitive, so make sure to enter each case correctly. Complete the verification and click Next.
  • Once done, you will see either the Removal Complete or Cleanup Unsuccessful message.
  • If you see the Removal Complete message, it signifies that you have successfully uninstalled McAfee from your computer. In that case, restart your computer to complete the uninstallation.
  • In case you see the Cleanup Unsuccessful message, it indicates that the cleanup process did not go as planned. To fix this issue, restart your computer and run the MCPR tool again. This can help you remove McAfee from your Windows 10 computer.
Removal Complete Message

If you still cannot uninstall McAfee from your Windows 10 computer, you can contact us for technical assistance.