How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus from Windows & MAC?

There are many ways to uninstall McAfee Antivirus. The normal way to uninstall it from the Control panel in Windows computer and simply move McAfee to trash in MAC. OR the best way and recommended way to run  McAfee Removal Tool (MCPR.exe) . To Get Expert help visit mcafee.com/activate


Please find the steps below for removing McAfee Security from your device:

Uninstall McAfee in Windows :
There are two ways to uninstall McAfee in Windows.

1: Uninstall McAfee through Control Panel

  • Click the Window logo.
  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Go to Programs and Features.
  • It will show you the list of all the application/software installed on your device.
  • Please select McAfee Antivirus.
  • Click Uninstall
  • Click Agree and Uninstall
  • Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction.
  • Restart your computer.

2: Uninstall McAfee through Removal Tool (MCPR.exe)

  • Open your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera)
  • Search for MCPR.exe
  • Download and run MCPR tool.
  • Follow the on-screen instruction.
  • Restart computer.

If facing any issue while uninstalling then you can try to uninstall McAfee.com/activate on safe mode.
We have a very simple way to uninstall Mcafee in Windows safe mode.
Open MSCONFIG and check safe boot option. Restart computer.
Click Start menu and open settings and navigate to Apps. Find McAfee on the list of installed apps and click on Uninstall. Now open MSConfig again and disable the Safe boot option. Restart your computer in normal boot. It will remove McAfee completely from your computer. Make sure safe mode uninstallation only needed if you were getting any issue with McAfee uninstall in normal mode.

Uninstall McAfee on MAC :

There are two ways to uninstall McAfee in MAC
1: Find McAfee Antivirus in the Finder.

  • Drag the McAfee to the Trash.
  • OR select the McAfee and choose File – Move to Trash.
  • It will ask for user name password. Please enter the Apple user name and password of an admin account.
  • Now choose Finder – click Empty Trash.

2: Go to MAC Menu bar and click the McAfee icon.

  • Click open McAfee
  • Now in McAfee Menu click – Uninstall McAfee
  • After that follow the on-screen instruction.

How to reinstall McAfee:


Normally we get a retail card when we purchase McAfee from a store like Walmart or Steples. On the retail card, we receive a registration number, here we have steps to redeem it:

  • Open mcafee.com/active in your browser.
  • Select your country and language.
  • Now type the activation code which you have in the retail card.
  • Type your email address and click Submit.
  • Click Verify.
  • Now use on-screen instructions to create a McAfee account and install McAfee on your device.

To know more on mcAfee uninstallation process visit McAfee.com/activate.

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