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How to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus from your system

You can find below details on how to remove McAfee® AntiVirus for Windows. The Windows release was created by McAfee, Inc.. More data about McAfee, Inc. can be seen here. Usually the McAfee® AntiVirus program is to be found in the C:\Program Files\McAfee directory, depending on the user's option during install. C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe /body:misp://MSCJsRes.dll::uninstall.html /id:uninstall is the full command line if you want to remove McAfee® AntiVirus. AlertViewer.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 1.14 MB (1200328 bytes) on disk.

McAfee® AntiVirus contains of the executables below. They take 74.27 MB (77879368 bytes) on disk.

  • AlertViewer.exe (1.14 MB)
  • Launch.exe (1.65 MB)
  • firesvc.exe (390.38 KB)
  • McVsMap.exe (345.52 KB)
  • McVsShld.exe (557.85 KB)
  • MfeAVSvc.exe (3.26 MB)
  • mfeLamInstaller.exe (1.04 MB)
  • mfeODS.exe (1.03 MB)
  • mvsinst.exe (393.41 KB)
  • MpfAlert.exe (1.18 MB)
  • QcConsol.exe (575.53 KB)
  • QcShm.exe (1.33 MB)
  • ShrCL.exe (778.75 KB)
  • McBootSvcSet.exe (496.33 KB)
  • mchlp32.exe (502.36 KB)
  • mcinfo.exe (1,023.36 KB)
  • McInstru.exe (423.20 KB)
  • mcsvrcnt.exe (681.95 KB)
  • mcsync.exe (2.08 MB)
  • mcuihost.exe (1,021.36 KB)
  • mispreg.exe (531.61 KB)
  • mcocrollback.exe (506.40 KB)
  • McPartnerSAInstallManager.exe (662.77 KB)
  • CATracker.exe (449.91 KB)
  • SmtMsgLauncher.exe (381.30 KB)
  • WssNgmAmbassador.exe (1.30 MB)
  • McChHost.exe (627.29 KB)
  • McSACore.exe (461.77 KB)
  • saUI.exe (2.41 MB)
  • saUpd.exe (1.07 MB)
  • uninstall.exe (1.03 MB)
  • saPatch.exe (1.13 MB)
  • McVulAdmAgnt.exe (546.75 KB)
  • McVulAlert.exe (518.00 KB)
  • McVulCon.exe (549.28 KB)
  • McVulCtr.exe (1.38 MB)
  • McVulUsrAgnt.exe (546.75 KB)
  • McSmtFWk.exe (515.54 KB)
  • McApExe.exe (582.56 KB)
  • mfehidin.exe (1.14 MB)
  • MMSSHOST32.exe (404.02 KB)
  • mchost.exe (481.69 KB)
  • DADUpdater.exe (1.46 MB)
  • AlertHost.exe (581.53 KB)
  • mcuicnt.exe (601.67 KB)
  • McPltCmd.exe (545.78 KB)
  • HWUpdChk.exe (785.82 KB)
  • McSvHost.exe (566.42 KB)
  • McAutoReg.exe (830.71 KB)
  • McAutoReg.exe (1.02 MB)
  • McBootSvcSet64.exe (588.17 KB)
  • McCBEntAndInstru.exe (969.94 KB)
  • McPartnerHandler.exe (825.67 KB)
  • McCBEntAndInstru.exe (1.22 MB)
  • McPartnerHandler.exe (1,012.33 KB)
  • McPartnerSAInstallManager.exe (819.67 KB)
  • mcinstru.exe (508.43 KB)
  • McOCRollBack.exe (622.45 KB)
  • mcoemmgr.exe (939.16 KB)
  • OobeHook.exe (418.13 KB)
  • mcoemmgr.exe (1.14 MB)
  • OobeHook.exe (504.43 KB)
  • mcupdate.exe (2.03 MB) to view all...

The current web page applies to McAfee® AntiVirus version 16.015 only. You can find below info on other versions of McAfee® AntiVirus: to view all...
If you're planning to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee

The files below are left behind on your disk by McAfee® AntiVirus's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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\CoreUIAlertViewer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIAlertViewer.xml
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIModules.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIModules32.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIScripts.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CustMgr.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\Launch.exe
  • 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\
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\AMSIExt.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.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JcmRts.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\JTIScanner.dll
  • 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\mcv479E.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\mcv47FC.tmp
  • 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\rules.db
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\VSJsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\vso.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\vso_pre.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\vso4665.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\vsoLI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\VSOMod.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\vsores.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MfeAV\vsouc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\data\hips.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\data\TS_CA.crt

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MSC

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\mfesapsn\ImagePath

A way to delete McAfee® AntiVirus from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

McAfee® AntiVirus is an application released by the software company McAfee, Inc.. Some users try to remove it. Sometimes this can be difficult because removing this by hand takes some know-how regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE way to remove McAfee® AntiVirus is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find McAfee® AntiVirus or simply click the Search feature and type in "McAfee® AntiVirus". If it is installed on your PC the McAfee® AntiVirus app will be found very quickly. When you click McAfee® AntiVirus in the list of applications, the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding McAfee® AntiVirus, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove McAfee® AntiVirus.
Uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus

8. After uninstalling McAfee® AntiVirus, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong McAfee® AntiVirus that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing McAfee® AntiVirus using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.



The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus by McAfee, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that McAfee® AntiVirus by McAfee, Inc. is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2018-10-02 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-10-02 15:09:11.493