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How To Remove McAfee From Windows 11?

You can uninstall McAfee from Settings, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and Windows PowerShell.

You may need to remove McAfee from Windows 11 if you use other antivirus software or to troubleshoot software conflicts. There are multiple ways to proceed with the task, such as via the Settings menu or the Control Panel.

Key Takeaways
  • You can remove McAfee from your computer using Settings, Command Prompt, Control Panel, and more.
  • Activate the Super Administrator Account if you cannot delete McAfee using normal admin privileges.
  • Alternatively, you can use the MCPR tool by McAfee if other methods do not remove the program from Windows 11.

Activate Super Administrator Account In Windows 11

Before removing McAfee, we enabled the Super Administrator Account on our Windows 11 computer. Activating a Super Administrator account gives you more rights and control over the system and its pre-loaded software/other apps.

Here are the complete instructions to activate this mode:

  1. Launch the “Run” box and type “cmd.” Execute the code.
  2. The “Command Prompt” window should open on your screen.
  3. Run the code “net user administrator /active:yes.”
  4. Exit Command Prompt.
  5. Click on the “Windows” symbol on the “Taskbar.”
  6. Press on your user profile. Select “Sign Out.”
  7. You should now see the Windows sign-in screen.
  8. Pick the “Administrator” account option at the screen’s bottom left.
    Administrator Account Log In
    Administrator Account (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  9. Sign in to the Windows. 

Also Read: Windows 11 Error “No Such Interface Supported”

All Methods To Remove McAfee From Windows 11

You can use any of the following methods to delete the McAfee software:

  1. Using Settings.
  2. Using Control Panel.
  3. Using MCPR Tool.
  4. Using Command Prompt.
  5. Using PowerShell.
  6. Use Revo Uninstaller.
WARNING: Make sure to install some other antivirus program after deleting McAfee to keep your PC safe.

Using Settings

The conventional method is to use the Windows 11 Settings interface to eliminate McAfee or any other app from your computer.

These are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Pick “Settings” from the “Start” menu.
  2. Highlight “Apps” on the left panel. Then, proceed to “Apps And Features” on the right.
  3. Find “McAfee” in this list and select the “Three-Dots” in front of it.
  4. Press “Uninstall.”
    Uninstall McAfee App In WIndows
    Uninstall McAfee (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  5. Put a mark on the box before “McAfee” and “Remove All Files For This Program.”
  6. Hit the blue “Remove” button.
    Confirm Removal Of McAfee
    Confirm Removal (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Using Control Panel

Other than that, we used the Control Panel menu to remove this pre-installed program from the system. Moreover, read our detailed guide on removing PIN from Windows 11.

Use the Control Panel to uninstall McAfee with the instructions below:

  1. Launch the “Search” menu and type “Control Panel.”
  2. Open the “Control Panel” from the results.
  3. Under the “Programs” heading, there lies an option, “Uninstall A Program.” Click on it.
  4. Again, navigate to “McAfee” and highlight it.
  5. Press the “Uninstall/Change” button located on the upper pane.
    Uninstall McAfee From Windows
    Uninstall McAfee (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  6. Choose “Uninstall.”

Using MCPR Tool

McAfee offers a dedicated McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool (MCPR) that identifies and gets rid of McAfee and its sub-files on your system. A few users on a public forum suggested using it, so we downloaded and ran this tool to eliminate McAfee completely.

Below, you will find the correct way to use the MCPR tool:

  1. Download “MCPR” on your computer.
  2. Once installed, close all the tabs and programs on the system and launch the MCPR file.
  3. Choose “Next.”
  4. “Agree” to the terms and conditions, then press “Next.”
  5. Verify yourself using the CAPTCHA code, and choose “Next.”
  6. Let MCPR detect the McAfee software and tools on your computer.
  7. The program will start removing McAfee and related tools after identifying them. Let the process complete.
    Uninstalling McAfee From Computer
    Uninstalling McAfee (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  8. The following window will prompt you to “Restart” your PC. Do it.
    Restart PC Now
    Restart PC (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Also Read: How To Fix Windows 11 Crackling Audio? 

Using Command Prompt

Furthermore, we also ran a few codes in the Command Prompt windows to finish this process. However, be careful to type the correct code.

Carefully execute each step for the process to be successful:

  1. Access the “Command Prompt” window.
  2. Enter the command “wmic.”
  3. Next, write “product get name” and hit “Enter.”
    Enter Command Prompt Code
    Command Prompt Code (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  4. Find McAfee and related products in the list. Jot down their names somewhere.
  5. Now, execute the following code, “product where name= “PROGRAMNAME” call uninstall.”
    Important: Replace “PROGRAMENAME” with the ones you noted in the above step. Make sure to run this code for individual programs, not all at once. For
    instance, product where name= “McAfeeAntivirus” call uninstall
  6. McAfee and its products should now be removed from your computer.

Using PowerShell

The Windows PowerShell is also handy for removing McAfee from Windows 11. Similar to the above method, it requires executing a few commands.

Here is how you can utilize PowerShell to remove McAfee:

  1. Search for “PowerShell” and open the app.
  2. Run the code “Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Select-Object -Property Name.”
    Enter PowerShell Code
    PowerShell Code (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Notice McAfee and the processes related to it. Note their names.
  4. Next, use the “$app = GetWmiObject Class Win32_Product `
    Filter “Name = ‘PRODUCTNAME’
  5. Again, replace ‘PRODUCTNAME’ with the ones you noted above for McAfee. For example, $app = GetWmiObject Class Win32_Product `
    Filter “Name = ‘McAfeeAntivirus’
  6. Doing so will erase McAfee from your Windows 11.

Also Read: How To Fix Google Drive Not Syncing On Windows 11

Use Revo Uninstaller

This third-party uninstaller worked for many Reddit users in deleting traces of McAfee from their computers. Therefore, we tested removing the antivirus application with Revo Uninstaller, and it completely erased McAfee and its sub-files from our Windows 11.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Remove McAfee From Windows 11?

Use the Windows 11 Settings, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and PowerShell to delete McAfee and related processes.

What Should I Do If I Face Problems During McAfee Uninstallation?

Use the MCPR tool provided officially by McAfee to remove the program and its processes if the normal uninstallation techniques fail. You can also contact McAfee Support.

Is It Safe To Delete McAfee From Windows 11?

You can safely remove McAfee as long as your computer is protected by other antivirus software or built-in Windows Defender Firewall protection.

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