Uninstall third-party security software

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Uninstall third-party security software

Too many cooks in your computer's kitchen? Check, please! The McAfee Security Center software cannot be used in conjunction with other safety and security products. Potato/tomato… You must make a choice and decide whether to uninstall your existing security software and install McAfee Security Center, or call the whole thing off and continue using your existing security software. We know you'll make the right one.

If you decide to remove the third-party security software currently installed on your computer in order to use McAfee Security Center, make sure to install McAfee Security Center immediately afterward so that your computer remains protected at all times.

Based on which Windows operating system you're running, choose from the following uninstall options:


Uninstall third-party security software in Windows 7/Vista

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click the Programs icon.
  • If you are using Windows 7 and have Large icons or Small icons displayed next to View by, skip step 2.

  • If you are using Windows Vista and the Control Panel is set to Classic, skip step 2.

3. Double-click the Programs and Features icon.

4. Click the third-party security software that you wish to remove, and then click Uninstall/Change.

Note: If you are prompted with the User Account Control window, click Continue or Yes.

5. Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the security software.

6. When prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Note: To go back to the previous page, click the Back button given below.

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Uninstall third-party security software in Windows XP/2000/Me/98

1. Open Windows Control Panel.

  • If you are using Windows XP, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  • If you are using Windows 2000/98/Me, click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

3. Click the third-party security software that you wish to remove, and then click Change/Remove or Add/Remove.

4. Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the security software.

5. When prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Note: To go back to the previous page, click the Back button given below.

Now viruses can be cooked by McAfee. We'll assume you like yours well done.

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Last updated: 06-19-2014
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