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How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

[box type=”note”]This tool is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 or ME.[/box]

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[box type=”note”]This option is recommended for Broadband Users Only.[/box]

  1. Uninstall your McAfee consumer products using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel
    • Windows 2000/XP
    1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. Select the McAfee SecurityCenter product.
    4. Click Remove and follow the steps provided.
    • Windows Vista/Seven
    1. Click Start, Search, type Programs and Features, and click Go.
    2. Double-click Programs and Features.
    3. Select the McAfee SecurityCenter product.
    4. Click Uninstall and follow the steps provided.
  2. Download and run MCPR.exe
    1. Download the removal tool from: http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
    2. Click Save and save the file to a folder on your computer.
    3. Navigate to the folder where the file was saved.
    4. Make sure all McAfee windows are closed.
    5. Double-click MCPR.exe to run the removal tool.
      • Note: Windows Vista/Seven users must right-click MCPR.exe and select Run as Administrator.
    6. Restart your computer after receiving the message CleanUp Successful.
  3. Your McAfee product will not be fully removed until the system is restarted.

McAfee FreeScan

To use this batch file, first extract all of the file’s from the mfscleaner.zip file (any location will do). Then open delMFS.bat in Notepad.
Download: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&act=DL&p=freescancleaner&g=mfscleaner.zip

  1. Change the paths to reflect the paths on your computer (if they’re different to those in the batch file)
  2. Remove the McFreeScan Class control from the Downloaded Program Files folder
    WindowsDownloaded Program Files
    Start > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options
    Click the General tab, then the Settings button, and finally, the View Objects button.
  3. Run the batch file
  4. .Download and run RegCleaner to remove the registry entries that FreeScan add’s.

[box type=”alert”]IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2000/XP/Server 2003 users

Before running this batch file, you must ensure you change the “deltree /y ” line to “del ” (without the quotes, but with the space) or you will run into problems. [/box]

Note: If you have not already done so, you MUST re-start your computer BEFORE doing the above!