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How to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus from your computer

You can find on this page detailed information on how to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus for Windows. The Windows release was developed by McAfee, Inc.. More information on McAfee, Inc. can be found here. Usually the McAfee® AntiVirus application is found in the C:\Program Files\McAfee directory, depending on the user's option during setup. You can uninstall 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. Note that you might be prompted for admin rights. Launch.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 1.80 MB (1887352 bytes) on disk.

McAfee® AntiVirus is comprised of the following executables which occupy 29.42 MB (30843912 bytes) on disk:



  • Launch.exe (1.80 MB)
  • firesvc.exe (125.62 KB)
  • MpfAlert.exe (866.12 KB)
  • QcCons32.exe (414.10 KB)
  • QcConsol.exe (507.10 KB)
  • QcShm.exe (1.74 MB)
  • ShrCL.exe (474.10 KB)
  • McBootSvcSet.exe (397.60 KB)
  • mcinfo.exe (1.30 MB)
  • McInstru.exe (507.60 KB)
  • mcsvrcnt.exe (1.07 MB)
  • mcsync.exe (4.41 MB)
  • mcuihost.exe (1.06 MB)
  • mispreg.exe (895.60 KB)
  • mcocrollback.exe (610.60 KB)
  • McPartnerSAInstallManager.exe (804.60 KB)
  • CATracker.exe (753.12 KB)
  • SmtMsgLauncher.exe (456.10 KB)
  • WssNgmAmbassador.exe (1.93 MB)
  • mcods.exe (1.25 MB)
  • mcodsscan.exe (666.60 KB)
  • McVsMap.exe (430.60 KB)
  • McVsShld.exe (1.22 MB)
  • MVsInst.exe (570.60 KB)
  • McVulAdmAgnt.exe (896.60 KB)
  • McVulAlert.exe (858.10 KB)
  • McVulCon.exe (900.10 KB)
  • McVulCtr.exe (1.89 MB)
  • McVulUsrAgnt.exe (897.10 KB)
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This web page is about McAfee® AntiVirus version 15.0.2061 alone. For other McAfee® AntiVirus versions please click below:

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Several files, folders and registry data can not be deleted when you are trying to remove McAfee® AntiVirus from your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus:
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee

The files below remain on your disk by McAfee® AntiVirus's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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\CoreUIModules64.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\CoreUI\CoreUIScripts64.inf
  • 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\NotificationCenter.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\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\StatusManager.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_vista_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipshieldk_win10_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipshieldk_win7_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipshieldk_win8_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipshieldk_win81_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\Gkp\hipshieldk_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\data\hips.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\data\TS_CA.crt
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\data\TSClient.crt
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\data\TSClient.key
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\FWJsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\FWJsResO.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\HipsBkup\content.bin
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\HipsBkup\hiphandlers.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\HipsBkup\hiphandlers.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\HipsBkup\hiphandlers32.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\HipsBkup\hiphandlers32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\HipsBkup\hipscont.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\instLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\L10N.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\McMPFPPv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpf.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpf_core.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfAlert.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfAltPS.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfApi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfApiPS.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfcor.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfdata.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfEvt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfins64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfinst.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfLI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfModule.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFOEM.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfPP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfShm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfSvc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MpfSvcPS.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfuc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\mpfuc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\portname.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\subst.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\substLI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\twerp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\instLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\McpIns.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\mcpins.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\mcpLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\mcpLI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\mcqc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\mcshr.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\MqsModule.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\MqsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\mqsuc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\mqsuc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\MRU.ini
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\QcCons32.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\QcConsol.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\QCJsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\McAfee\MQS\QCJsResO.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MSC

Supplementary values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\McUpdate.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\McODS\ImagePath




A way to erase McAfee® AntiVirus with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

McAfee® AntiVirus is an application offered by McAfee, Inc.. Some people try to remove this application. This is hard because doing this by hand takes some experience regarding PCs. One of the best QUICK approach to remove McAfee® AntiVirus is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

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3. Press the General Tools button
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4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
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5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate McAfee® AntiVirus or simply activate the Search field and type in "McAfee® AntiVirus". If it exists on your system the McAfee® AntiVirus app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select McAfee® AntiVirus in the list of apps, some information regarding the application is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding McAfee® AntiVirus, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove McAfee® AntiVirus.
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8. After uninstalling McAfee® AntiVirus, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed 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 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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Disclaimer

This page 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 software application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall McAfee® AntiVirus supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-11-30 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-11-30 12:36:36.040