Uninstalling McAfee LiveSafe

I recently bought a new computer and as usual there was quite a bit of unwanted software on it, such as McAfeee LiveSafe anti-virus software. Getting rid of it proved near impossible, using normal Windows uninstall procedures resulted in strange error messages and there were services, registry entries and McAfee folders in many places so manual deletion was not really an option either.

Luckily, McAfee has created a utility for uninstalling their software, named McAfee Consumer Product Removal, MCPR. If find it interesting that a separate tool was developed for something so basic as uninstalling the product, but at least it worked. I’m writing this small post to remind myself of it the next time I need it, but maybe someone else will find it useful as well…

The tool is described and can be downloaded here: https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/articleview?articleId=TS101331

/Emil

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