Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Cyber Safety and Computer Security
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-09-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 25
Default New Computer

I bought a new computer recently (w/Windows 10) and it has McAfee installed on it. I want to remove it and use a different antivirus (open to suggestions). I once was referred to a removal tool but I don't remember what it was. I would like to get the removal tool and remove McAfee and would like your recommendations on a good antivirus. Thanks in advance.
__________________

hardhead1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
BSOD
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: US
Posts: 963
Default Re: New Computer

Uninstall it through the uninstall feature.
__________________

Technician is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 03:07 PM   #3
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: New Computer

Bleepingcomputer is one of the most trusted web sites for tools to get rid of this and that. I use a lot of their software to do inspections and routine maintenance. This is the tool they have for getting of that program.

McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool Download

Tech old bean the uninstall leaves a lot of itself behind. Most of the AV software does that. Knowing how to get rid of the remains is the tricky part.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 05:02 PM   #4
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 25
Default Re: New Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by setishock View Post
Bleepingcomputer is one of the most trusted web sites for tools to get rid of this and that. I use a lot of their software to do inspections and routine maintenance. This is the tool they have for getting of that program.

McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool Download

Tech old bean the uninstall leaves a lot of itself behind. Most of the AV software does that. Knowing how to get rid of the remains is the tricky part.
This doesn't list Windows 10 in operating systems. It just lists up to Windows 7. Also, did I read somewhere in here that you recommend "eset" for virus protection? What is that and do you have a link? Thanks for the help (again).
hardhead1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 05:57 PM   #5
BSOD
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: US
Posts: 963
Default Re: New Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by setishock View Post
Bleepingcomputer is one of the most trusted web sites for tools to get rid of this and that. I use a lot of their software to do inspections and routine maintenance. This is the tool they have for getting of that program.

McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool Download

Tech old bean the uninstall leaves a lot of itself behind. Most of the AV software does that. Knowing how to get rid of the remains is the tricky part.
Uninstall is effective, then if you like you can check the registry for residual entries.
Technician is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 04:10 AM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
BikerEcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,013
Default Re: New Computer

I personally just uninstall programs (including McAfee) via windows control panel.
But because McAfee actually have a tool like that, you should properly use it.
Why McAfee find it necessary to program a removal tool rather than a proper uninstaller, is beyond me.

As for the antivirus.
I have only heard good things about eset. But it's not free.
I use Avast. It's the most popular AV world wide and it works like a charm. just use that.
__________________

__________________
MOBO: Asus Maximus 6 Hero - GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980ti xtreme - CPU: I7-4770K - PSU: Corsair AX760
RAM: Corsair Vantage 2x4GB - SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 512 + LiteOn LCS-256 - Case: NZXT H440
BikerEcho is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0