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.
- 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:
- Launch the “Run” box and type “cmd.” Execute the code.
- The “Command Prompt” window should open on your screen.
- Run the code “net user administrator /active:yes.”
- Exit Command Prompt.
- Click on the “Windows” symbol on the “Taskbar.”
- Press on your user profile. Select “Sign Out.”
- You should now see the Windows sign-in screen.
- Pick the “Administrator” account option at the screen’s bottom left.
- Sign in to the Windows.
All Methods To Remove McAfee From Windows 11
You can use any of the following methods to delete the McAfee software:
- Using Settings.
- Using Control Panel.
- Using MCPR Tool.
- Using Command Prompt.
- Using PowerShell.
- Use Revo Uninstaller.
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:
- Pick “Settings” from the “Start” menu.
- Highlight “Apps” on the left panel. Then, proceed to “Apps And Features” on the right.
- Find “McAfee” in this list and select the “Three-Dots” in front of it.
- Press “Uninstall.”
- Put a mark on the box before “McAfee” and “Remove All Files For This Program.”
- Hit the blue “Remove” button.
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:
- Launch the “Search” menu and type “Control Panel.”
- Open the “Control Panel” from the results.
- Under the “Programs” heading, there lies an option, “Uninstall A Program.” Click on it.
- Again, navigate to “McAfee” and highlight it.
- Press the “Uninstall/Change” button located on the upper pane.
- 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:
- Download “MCPR” on your computer.
- Once installed, close all the tabs and programs on the system and launch the MCPR file.
- Choose “Next.”
- “Agree” to the terms and conditions, then press “Next.”
- Verify yourself using the CAPTCHA code, and choose “Next.”
- Let MCPR detect the McAfee software and tools on your computer.
- The program will start removing McAfee and related tools after identifying them. Let the process complete.
- The following window will prompt you to “Restart” your PC. Do it.
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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:
- Access the “Command Prompt” window.
- Enter the command “wmic.”
- Next, write “product get name” and hit “Enter.”
- Find McAfee and related products in the list. Jot down their names somewhere.
- Now, execute the following code, “product where name= “PROGRAMNAME” call uninstall.”
- McAfee and its products should now be removed from your computer.
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:
- Search for “PowerShell” and open the app.
- Run the code “Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Select-Object -Property Name.”
- Notice McAfee and the processes related to it. Note their names.
- Next, use the “$app = Get–WmiObject –Class Win32_Product `
–Filter “Name = ‘PRODUCTNAME’“
- Again, replace ‘PRODUCTNAME’ with the ones you noted above for McAfee. For example, $app = Get–WmiObject –Class Win32_Product `
–Filter “Name = ‘McAfeeAntivirus’
- Doing so will erase McAfee from your 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.
Use the Windows 11 Settings, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and PowerShell to delete McAfee and related processes. 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. You can safely remove McAfee as long as your computer is protected by other antivirus software or built-in Windows Defender Firewall protection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Use the Windows 11 Settings, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and PowerShell to delete McAfee and related processes.
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.
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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