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Resolved Uninstalling pre loaded software

Discussion in 'Other PC Software' started by elcajongunsfan, 2018/07/04.

  1. 2018/07/04
    elcajongunsfan Lifetime Subscriber

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    So I got my elderly Mom a low end Dell Inspiron machine a year ago. It Runs Win 10 home and is 64 bit with 8 gig RAM with an Intel I 3

    It came pre loaded with McAfee LiveSafe. The subscription is up and as I am an ESET fan I plan on uninstalling McAfee and putting NOD 32 on.

    I'm just wondering if the windows uninstaller is enough or should I use the McAfee uninstall tool also?

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    I'd run the McAfee uninstall tool, and not install any other software. Microsoft's Windows Defender is good enough and would save you resources.
     
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    I agree with Arie 100%. Defender works in the background without hogging resources.
     
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    Hi elcajongunsfan. I second that opinion but use Windows Defender along with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and that should do a good enough job to protect your system.
     
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    Thanks for the responses!

    Looking at the McAfee website that describes their uninstall tool gives me some pause:

    number 2 bothers me.. I'm inclined to do the windows uninstall then do the McAfee tool.

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    Comments?

    Thanks all!
     
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    Remove McAfee from Windows through the Control Panel< Uninstall a program method and then run the McAfee cleanup tool.
     
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    I ended up uninstalling through windows. I;ll check next week and maybe run the mcafee tool, but it looks like a clean uninstall
     
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    Ok, thanks for letting us know. :)
     
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    Hi elcajongunsfan, I would still run McAfee clean up tool! A few years ago I had a Symantec Techo spend 3 and a half hours clearing out Norton junk to enable their latest AV to finalize! This was in the days of Win XP.
    You will probably be very surprised at what the tool finds.
     

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