How to uninstall a McAfee Security Product from Windows 7

This article details how to remove a McAfee security product from a desktop or laptop running Windows 7. This is useful when installing a new Antivirus program or upgrading the McAfee software.

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on Control Panel on the right side of the screen.
  3. In the Control Panel, choose Uninstall a Program or Programs and Features.
  4. In the Search box in the top right corner of the window, type McAfee without the quotes and wait a moment as it registers the search results.
  5. Once all McAfee products are displayed, right click on the item to be removed and choose Uninstall or, if unavailable, choose Change / Remove
  6. Choose to remove all security programs and click Next to proceed with uninstall.
  7. Once finished, restart the computer and install the new antivirus program.