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A guide to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus from your computer

You can find on this page details on how to remove McAfee® AntiVirus for Windows. The Windows release was developed by McAfee, Inc.. Go over here where you can find out more on McAfee, Inc.. McAfee® AntiVirus is normally installed in the C:\Program Files\McAfee directory, however this location may vary a lot depending on the user's decision when installing the application. You can remove McAfee® AntiVirus by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe /body:misp://MSCJsRes.dll::uninstall.html /id:uninstall. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. AlertViewer.exe is the McAfee® AntiVirus's primary executable file and it occupies around 1.46 MB (1532464 bytes) on disk.

McAfee® AntiVirus installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 33.66 MB (35300000 bytes) on disk.



  • AlertViewer.exe (1.46 MB)
  • Launch.exe (1.95 MB)
  • firesvc.exe (451.94 KB)
  • McVsMap.exe (418.66 KB)
  • McVsShld.exe (684.48 KB)
  • MfeAVSvc.exe (3.89 MB)
  • mfeLamInstaller.exe (1.56 MB)
  • mfeODS.exe (1.51 MB)
  • MVsInst.exe (604.77 KB)
  • MpfAlert.exe (946.27 KB)
  • QcCons32.exe (559.39 KB)
  • QcConsol.exe (670.38 KB)
  • QcShm.exe (1.66 MB)
  • ShrCL.exe (989.58 KB)
  • McBootSvcSet.exe (587.67 KB)
  • mcinfo.exe (1.28 MB)
  • McInstru.exe (508.43 KB)
  • mcsvrcnt.exe (838.35 KB)
  • mcsync.exe (2.76 MB)
  • mcuihost.exe (1.47 MB)
  • mispreg.exe (651.73 KB)
  • mcocrollback.exe (621.95 KB)
  • McPartnerSAInstallManager.exe (819.67 KB)
  • CATracker.exe (557.89 KB)
  • SmtMsgLauncher.exe (470.65 KB)
  • WssNgmAmbassador.exe (1.73 MB)
  • McVulAdmAgnt.exe (652.16 KB)
  • McVulAlert.exe (615.38 KB)
  • McVulCon.exe (654.77 KB)
  • McVulCtr.exe (1.75 MB)
  • McVulUsrAgnt.exe (652.20 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 16.012 of McAfee® AntiVirus. Click on the links below for other McAfee® AntiVirus versions:

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Some files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be uninstalled when you remove McAfee® AntiVirus from your computer.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus:
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\AlertViewer.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\AlertViewer.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\AlertViewer.pam
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\AlertViewer.res.pam
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUI.pam
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUI.res.pam
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUI64.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIModules.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIModules64.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIScripts.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIScripts64.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CustMgr.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\Launch.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\Launch.xml
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\LayoutMgr.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\license.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\NotificationCenter.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\PamUpdater.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\ActionCenter.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\dto\alert.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\context\ContextDataManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\context\ContextRule.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\data\criticalAlertsData.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\data\criticalValueAlertsData.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\data\featureAlertsData.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\data\reportAlertsData.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\helpers\constants.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\helpers\helpers.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\Managers\AlertManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\Managers\CriticalAlertsManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\Managers\CriticalValueAlertsManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\Managers\FeatureAlertManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\Managers\MonthlyReportManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\Managers\StatusManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\modules\Managers\TrialReportManager.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scripts\thirdParty\dkjson.lua
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\scriptversion.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\content.bin
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\firesvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\Gkp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\HcApi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\HcCode.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\HcThe.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hiphandlers.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hiphandlers.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\HipRc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipscont.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipscore.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\HipShield.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\HipShieldK.sys
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipshieldk_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\AmEngineScan.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\AMSIExt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\AMSIExt_x86.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\CaspCont.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\Core.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JcmContent.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JcmProfiler.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JcmProfiler.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JcmRts.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JcmRts.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JTIScanner.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JTIScanner.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JTIScannerBO.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JTIScannerBOProxy.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JTIScannerIf.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JTIShim.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\license.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcctxmnu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\McOasShm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcodsps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\McOdsShm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcqtax.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\McVsMap.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcvsocfg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcvsoins.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcvsoins64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcvsoshl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcvsoutil.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\McVSPP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\McVsPs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\McVsShld.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\MfeAVSvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mfeLamInstaller.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mfeODS.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mvsap.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\MVsInst.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mvslog.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mvsoem.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\MVsUiCfg.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\MVsVer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\ransom_shield.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\ReputationCommunicator.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\ReputationCoreRules.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\ReputationProvider.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\sm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\VSJsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\vso.inf

Frequently the following registry keys will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MSC




A way to erase McAfee® AntiVirus with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

McAfee® AntiVirus is an application offered by the software company McAfee, Inc.. Some computer users choose to remove this program. This is easier said than done because uninstalling this by hand requires some experience regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK practice to remove McAfee® AntiVirus is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

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6. Navigate the list of programs until you find McAfee® AntiVirus or simply click the Search field and type in "McAfee® AntiVirus". If it exists on your system the McAfee® AntiVirus program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click McAfee® AntiVirus in the list , some information about the program is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about McAfee® AntiVirus, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
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8. After uninstalling McAfee® AntiVirus, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of McAfee® AntiVirus that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling McAfee® AntiVirus using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus by McAfee, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that McAfee® AntiVirus by McAfee, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-06-03 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-06-03 11:04:24.220