How To Remove McAfee Products From Windows 10

There are two ways to remove McAfee products from Windows 10. It can be done using the standard Windows software uninstall procedure or it can be done using the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR). The MCPR tool is to be used if the first method fails to remove the product.

McAfee is a security software company that has several products that help secure computers running on Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS. The antivirus software of the company for example is oftentimes pre-installed in new computers. There’s also a subscription package that comes in different price points that consumers can avail of.

Remove McAfee products from a PC

There are instances when you will want to uninstall the McAfee security software in your computer. You might want to try out a different product or simply use the Windows Security software. Having two security software running in your computer will slow it down which is why you will need to remove one of them. Here’s how to do it.

What to do first:

  • If McAfee is preinstalled in your computer then make sure to activate your subscription first. This allows you to keep your right to use the product.

Method 1: Removing McAfee products using the standard removal method of Windows 10

The quickest way to remove this software is from Windows settings.

  • Click on the Start button. This is located on the lower left side of the screen.
  • Click on Settings. This will open the Settings window.
  • Click on Apps. This will show you a list of apps installed in your computer.
  • Click on the McAfee app then on uninstall. This will start the uninstall process.
  • Click uninstall again. This will remove the app from your computer.

Restart your computer after the above steps have completed.

Method 2: Remove using the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool

The MCPR tool is to be used if the first method fails to remove the product from your computer.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Removing McAfee antivirus

  1. Go to http://us.mcafee.com/apps/supporttools/mcpr/mcpr.asp.

    This is where you can download the MCPR tool.Remove McAfee Products From Windows 10

  2. Run the MCPR tool.

    You can do this by double clicking the downloaded file.Removing McAfee products from a PC

  3. Click Yes.

    Do this from the User Account Control window that might pop up.user account control

  4. Click the Next button.

    Do this from the McAfee Software Removal window.Click the Next button

  5. Click Agree then Next.

    This allows you to accept the End User License Agreement.agree then next

  6. Type the security validation characters.

    This prevents the accidental use of the tool.security validation

  7. The product removal will start.

    Wait for it to finish.product removal

  8. Click the Restart button.

    This will complete the uninstall process.Remove McAfee Antivirus From Windows 10

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully remove McAfee products from Windows 10.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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