Windows 10: Mcafee reinstalls files after uninstall Solved

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       28 May 2016 #11

    PattyS said: View Post
    Hi Borg,

    I downloaded ESET AV Remover. It did not find the remaining files of McAfee, but it did a great job of uninstalling the AVG files. I wanted to get rid of that, but it did not show up on Revo Uninstaller. The ESET website does have instructions on how to manually remove files by starting in SafeMode. I'll try that next, and let you know. Thanks!
    I'm sorry, I should have mentioned there is a whole slew of uninstallers there listed alphabetically on the page, the McAfee removal tool was under M. Sorry I forgot to mention the part about scrolling down.
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  2.    28 May 2016 #12

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    I'm sorry, I should have mentioned there is a whole slew of uninstallers there listed alphabetically on the page, the McAfee removal tool was under M. Sorry I forgot to mention the part about scrolling down.
    I saw that McAfee link Borg, but when I tried clicking on it, the link did not work, so I gave her another link for the McAfee removal tool.
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       28 May 2016 #13

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I saw that McAfee link Borg, but when I tried clicking on it, the link did not work, so I gave her another link for the McAfee removal tool.
    It works for me. You get a pop up window saying d/l MCPR. Your pop up blocker might be stopping it. Glad you said something though, I was wondering after you said that if that linked to an outdated site or not.

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  4.    28 May 2016 #14

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    It works for me. You get a pop up window saying d/l MCPR. Your pop up blocker might be stopping it. Glad you said something though, I was wondering after you said that if that linked to an outdated site or not.

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    No it was not my pop up blocker , when I clicked on it, all I saw was a yellow/red star ....nothing else. The other links on that page did work .....strange ...so I found another link that did work ...at least for me.
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       28 May 2016 #15

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    No it was not my pop up blocker , when I clicked on it, all I saw was a yellow/red star ....nothing else. The other links on that page did work .....strange ...so I found another link that did work ...at least for me.
    Now that is odd. Like I said, it's a strange software cosmos out there...
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  6.    29 May 2016 #16

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    We call McAfee Mc Awful. Why any consumer would use this POS is beyond my (admittedly peanut sized) brain to even begin to fathom.
    Hi Jimbo,

    McAfee is McAwful, and has pulled a major scam on the home pc people. I'm not sure why the computer companies deal with this guy/company. And I'm glad to hear that some thinks Windows Defender is enough. I've read that it's gotten better, and I think I'm going to stick with just that.

    I'm not sure I'm ready to do a re-install just yet, but I will keep that in mind should I ever get to that point.

    Thanks for your input.

    Regards,
    Patty
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  7.    29 May 2016 #17

    PattyS said: View Post
    Hi Jimbo,

    McAfee is McAwful, and has pulled a major scam on the home pc people. I'm not sure why the computer companies deal with this guy/company. And I'm glad to hear that some thinks Windows Defender is enough. I've read that it's gotten better, and I think I'm going to stick with just that.

    I'm not sure I'm ready to do a re-install just yet, but I will keep that in mind should I ever get to that point.

    Thanks for your input.

    Regards,
    Patty
    Patty you never told us if you finally removed McAfee successfully ??? Was wondering if using their removal tool worked for you??
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  8.    29 May 2016 #18

    davidhk said: View Post
    Patty,
    If you come across files denying you the permission to delete, use this tutorial
    How to Add 'Take Ownership' to Context Menu in Windows 10
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html


    By the way, McAfee Removal Tool is really the one you should use first. It is written specifically for that purpose.
    Hi David,
    Thank you for taking the time to help. The first thing I tried on my own was to use Revo Uninstaller which first uses the program's uninstaller, then searches for files leftover. It found a lot of leftover files, but some files reappeared. The time and date of their last modification indicates that this occurred after the uninstall.


    I tried using Take Ownership, and it still doesn't work. I cannot get access to those files. This is unbelievable. There should be some legal action against this company for pretending to sell an antivirus product when your product behaves like a virus.
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  9.    29 May 2016 #19

    Are you logged in as the Administrator on your computer Patty??? This would be one reason why the command did not work for you.
    Click on Control Panel , then click on User Accounts, and see if you are logged in as the Administrator.
    The Take Ownership DOES WORK ....but the user HAS to be logged in as the Administrator in order for that to work.
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  10.    29 May 2016 #20

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Are you logged in as the Administrator on your computer Patty??? This would be one reason why the command did not work for you.
    Click on Control Panel , then click on User Accounts, and see if you are logged in as the Administrator.
    The Take Ownership DOES WORK ....but the user HAS to be logged in as the Administrator in order for that to work.

    Mike,

    It appears that I am! But maybe I'm doing something wrong.

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