McAfee security center won't uninstall RRS feed

  • Question


    Windows Live OneCare wants me to have the McAfee security center uninstalled.  It won't let me.  I've tried and tried and it won't give me that option to uninstall.  Everything else has been uninstalled.  The screen for McAfee says that the "legacy programs must be removed first" or something like that.  Not sure what that is.  Help.
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:22 PM


All replies

  • Use the McAfee uninstall tool to uninstall McAfee Security Center - http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe restart your computer and One Care should install.


    Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:52 PM
  • JimR1-   That was terrific.  Worked like a charm.  Thank you for your help.

    Saturday, June 21, 2008 2:54 PM
  • You are welcome.


    Saturday, June 21, 2008 3:14 PM
  • This isn't a problem for me (yet) but I thought it would extpand on what has been said.


    I have Vista Home Basic.


    When I installed Windows Live OneCare a week ago, McAfee Security Center was active. The install program detected that McAfee was present and presented an option to uninstall it as part of the OneCare install process. I agreed and it went ahead and completely unistalled McAfee then proceded to install OneCare.


    So far there are no problems and McAfee is nowhere to be seen. Is this now the normal McAfee unistall process or should I expect problems? 


    Monday, June 23, 2008 12:33 PM
  • There should not be any issues related to the McAfee uninstall. McAfee may have updated their uninstaller or the product just may have uninstalled cleanly. Uninstall tools are not always needed to uninstall security products.


    Monday, June 23, 2008 1:32 PM
  • how do i uninstall mcafee I've tryed


    Monday, July 14, 2008 6:25 AM
  • First try removing McAfee Security Center using add/remove programs. Then run the McAfee uninstaller - http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe


    Monday, July 14, 2008 1:28 PM