McAfee Left-Overs

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
Can someone please tell me how I get rid of McAfee anti-virus remnants on my
computer? I switched from McAfee anti-virus software over to ZoneAlare Pro
but I don't think the friend that uninstalled McAfee used the proper method?
I have tried every way I know to get rid of them. I have used "Vcom
SystemSuite 7 Professional" "RegCure" "eTrust Internet Security Centre Pest
Control" "Ad-Aware SE Profession" "SpyBot Search & Destroy" and ZoneAlarm
Professional". I can delete them but when I start-up the computer they are
back on it again. Can anyone help me to get rid of all references relating
to McAfee?

Thanks for any advice.



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

<<Scottie>> was thinking very hard :
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Have you tried this tool from McAfee?
http://www.majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Consumer_Product_Removal_Tool_d5420.html
(and read the instructions carefully.)

--
Fred Wening (NL)



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

<<Scottie>> wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

In addition to Fred's excellent advice, a couple of links that you
might want to look at, Scottie.

McAfee Uninstall Tools

  http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=71943

And Don Pelotas (KL) put this together.

  http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=5233

Ron :)

Re: McAfee Left-Overs

<<Scottie>> <<Scottie> after much thought,came up with this jewel:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Just a quick question, Did you install Zone's suite or ZoneAlarm Pro?

max
--
Playing Nice on Usenet:
http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost
My Pages:
Virus Removal Instructions
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u /
Keeping Windows Clean
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/keepingclean.html
Windows Help and Tools
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/tools.html
Change nomail.afraid.org to gmail.com to reply.
nomail.afraid.org is setup specifically for use in USENET
Feel free to use it yourself.



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

I installed ZoneAlarm Pro.  I'm sixty four (64) years old and I know very
little about computers, therefor any advice I get must be simple to do. When
I try unziping files ect, I get into a a bit of a fix and give up.
============
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

<<Scottie>> wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

That's not a valid excuse, youngster!

--
   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

Re: McAfee Left-Overs

Hi BTS, nice to here from you again I usually post in 24hoursupport.helpdesk
but it is a bit hard to follow their advice sometimes. By the way your not
telling me that your are you
==========?
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

I left out the OLDER bit in my last post to BTS.
======
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

<<Scottie>> wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

You're 64, I'm older.  :-)

--
   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

Re: McAfee Left-Overs

Thats right BTS give nothing away, but it's nice to know your older. BTS can
you tell me how I can get rid of the McAfee rubbish thats left on my
computer without downloading more stuff I have to unzip? I would like to do
it manually myself if possible, that way I would know what was going on, I
think?
=======
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

<<Scottie>> wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

<lol>  I'm 65...

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Try this:
<http://tools.mcafeehelp.com/doc.php?siteid=1&docid=71541&support=ts
There is an executable file there to download - a removal tool - as well
as a bunch of instructions.

Long ago, I used McAfee "Office" with NT 3.51. When I upgraded to NT 4.0
and attempted to reinstall it, I got a dialog that said "You are using
NT 4.0" (well, duh!) and the install quit. I called McAfee for an
upgraded version at a reduced price, but nooooo ... they wanted another
$80. So, buh-bye.

Lots of free stuff out there:  http://k75s.home.att.net/tips.html

--
   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

Re: McAfee Left-Overs

<<Scottie>> <<Scottie> after much thought,came up with this jewel:
Quoted text here. Click to load it
Thats alright,I'll be fifty soon.......

I don't think Zone Alarm Pro has a AntiVirus included. I could be
wrong(there's been a lot of that going around lately). I have found
Nod32(one of the best AV's) easy to install and use. About zip files-I
use PowerArchiver,also very easy to install and use. You can find the
free version here:
http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware /
For a general cleaning of your system,I use CrapCleaner
http://www.ccleaner.com /

For more tips, see my pages listed below(in my sig)

max

Quoted text here. Click to load it




--
Playing Nice on Usenet:
http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost
My Pages:
Virus Removal Instructions
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u /
Keeping Windows Clean
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/keepingclean.html
Windows Help and Tools
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/tools.html
Change nomail.afraid.org to gmail.com to reply.
nomail.afraid.org is setup specifically for use in USENET
Feel free to use it yourself.



Re: McAfee Left-Overs

wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

I never understood why so many have problems getting rid of McAfee? My
pc came with it and when my 90 days were up I just went to control
panel and un-installed it using the McAfee un-install utility
provided, and then replaced it with another. I do remember having to
totaly disable it from running before windows would allow the un-
install, but thats the only problem I ran into. If the folders/files
still being in existance bothers you can remove most of them  from C:
\Program Files\McAfee\ but I have known ppl who tried to manually
remove "every single" McAfee related file they could find and screwed
up the OS so bad they had to do a full system recovery so be careful
if you go that route. Good Luck. :-)


Site Timeline