Removing McAfee

  Hugo15 19:49 23 Nov 2007

My free subscription with McAfee is due to end soon. I have downloaded AVG and Comodo to replace it. To remove McAfee I will go to add remove programmes to get rid of McAfee and have downloaded the MCPR from the McAfee site to get rid of any traces. Is there anything else I need to do before installing the new programs?

In case it all goes pear shaped, how do I use system restore to back again (I believe I have system restore turned on).

  skidzy 21:35 23 Nov 2007

Firstly do not use add and remove,as most Mcafee products that are installed will not be removed corrcetly and force you into a reinstall first.

Is this the tool you have,if should do the job for you click here

Then run ccleaner click here

Using system restore click here

  Hugo15 21:44 23 Nov 2007

Yes that it the file I have downloaded from McAfee. I have ccleaner to clean up temp files, cookies, etc. Which bit of ccleaner do I need to use?

Thanks for the link to the system restore notes.

  skidzy 21:55 23 Nov 2007

Use both at default settings,thats Cleaner and registry in ccleaner.

Dont forget to create a SR point first before any removal.

  Hugo15 22:01 23 Nov 2007

Thanks for you help skidzy.

  skidzy 22:07 23 Nov 2007

Your welcome Hugo,and just for reference click here

  Hugo15 20:36 25 Nov 2007

Just through I would post a quick update.

Used the McAfee removal tool and it un-installed fine. Now have the following

AVG Anti Virus
Comodo Firewall

Spybot S&D


  birdface 20:59 25 Nov 2007

Spyware is a bit short.I think you need something a bit better.I would add A Squared or something like that.Just to be in the safe side.

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