McAfee Uninstaller

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    How to uninstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)
    Summary: This document explains how to remove McAfee Consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool. This option should only be used as an alternative if you cannot remove your McAfee product through the normal Add/Remove Programs.

    Affected Products:
    McAfee Security Center
    McAfee VirusScan
    McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
    McAfee Privacy Service
    McAfee SpamKiller
    McAfee Wireless Network Security
    McAfee SiteAdvisor
    McAfee Data Backup
    McAfee Network Manager
    McAfee Easy Network
    McAfee AntiSpyware
    Affected Operating Systems:
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Note: This tool is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 or ME.

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    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

    McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool

    How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)

    Affected Suites:McAfee AntiVirusPlus
    McAfee Family Protection
    McAfee Internet Security
    McAfee Online Backup
    McAfee Total Protection
    McAfee LiveSafe

    Affected Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
    Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows XP

    • DO NOT download and save MCPR for future use. MCPR is updated periodically as new products are released, and running an older version might cause problems with new products. ALWAYS return to this article and download MCPR again when you need to run it.
    • You must uninstall your McAfee products using the Windows Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8, 7 and Vista) before you run MCPR. Otherwise, the number of your licenses might be incorrectly counted.

      If you cannot uninstall successfully using Windows Add/Remove Programs, or you have already run MCPR without uninstalling, you can access your McAfee account and deactivate the license for your computer to ensure that the license is released for a later installation. Do the following to deactivate a license from your current McAfee subscription and release the license for use with a different computer:
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