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How To Remove McAfee From Windows 11

Removing McAfee from Windows 11 is a straightforward process that can be done using the built-in Windows features or specialized tools. If you’re looking to uninstall McAfee from your Windows 11 computer, there are several methods you can try.

First, you can use the Apps and Features console in Windows 11. Simply right-click the Start button, select Apps and Features, scroll down to McAfee, and choose Uninstall. If this method doesn’t work, you can try uninstalling McAfee through the Control Panel. Type Control Panel in the Start menu, select Uninstall a program, highlight McAfee, and click the Uninstall button.

If neither of these methods is successful, you can use the McAfee Consumer Product Removal (MCPR) tool. Download this tool from the McAfee website, run it, agree to the license agreement, go through the CAPTCHA verification, and wait for the tool to detect and remove McAfee products from your computer. Don’t forget to restart your computer after using the MCPR tool.

If all else fails, you can try using the Super Administrator account. To enable this account, open an elevated Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell console, enter the command “net user administrator /active:yes,” and log out of Windows. Then, log into the Administrator account and use the Apps and Features console, Control Panel, or MCPR tool to remove McAfee. After removing McAfee, make sure to deactivate the Super Administrator account by logging into your regular Windows administrator account, opening an elevated Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell console, and executing the command “net user administrator /active:no.

It’s important to note that if you uninstall McAfee without installing an alternative antivirus software, Windows 11 will automatically revert to using Windows Defender for protection against malware. To ensure your computer is protected, it is recommended to set up Windows Defender correctly. Right-click the Start button, select Settings, choose Privacy & security, and then select the Turn on button next to any inactive anti-malware shields in Windows Defender. It’s also important to regularly check for updates to the anti-malware definitions in Windows Defender.

Lastly, if you have a McAfee subscription or free trial, remember to cancel it through the McAfee account management console on a web browser to avoid getting billed. If you need further assistance with subscription management, feel free to reach out to McAfee Support.

Methods to Remove McAfee from Windows 11

There are several methods you can try to remove McAfee from your Windows 11 computer, depending on your preferences and the results from previous attempts.

If you prefer a straightforward approach, you can use the Apps and Features console in Windows 11. Simply right-click the Start button, select “Apps and Features,” scroll down to locate McAfee, and choose “Uninstall.” This method typically works well for most users.

If the Apps and Features console doesn’t successfully remove McAfee, you can try the Control Panel method. Type “Control Panel” in the Start menu, select “Uninstall a program,” highlight McAfee, and click the “Uninstall” button.

For stubborn McAfee installations, the McAfee Consumer Product Removal (MCPR) tool can come in handy. Download the tool from the McAfee website, run it, agree to the license agreement, complete the CAPTCHA verification, and wait for the tool to detect and remove McAfee products from your computer. Afterward, make sure to restart your computer.

If none of the above methods work, you can attempt removing McAfee using the Super Administrator account. Enable the Super Administrator account by opening an elevated Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell console and entering the command “net user administrator /active:yes.” Log out of Windows, log into the Administrator account, and use the Apps and Features console, Control Panel, or MCPR tool to remove McAfee. Once you have successfully removed McAfee, deactivate the Super Administrator account by logging into your regular Windows administrator account, opening an elevated Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell console, and executing the command “net user administrator /active:no.”

It is essential to note that if you uninstall McAfee without installing an alternative antivirus software, Windows 11 will automatically rely on Windows Defender for malware protection. To ensure optimal security, it is recommended to configure Windows Defender correctly. Right-click the Start button, select “Settings,” choose “Privacy & security,” and then select the “Turn on” button next to any inactive anti-malware shields in Windows Defender. Also, regularly check for updates to the anti-malware definitions in Windows Defender to stay protected against emerging threats.

Lastly, if you have a McAfee subscription or free trial, it is important to cancel it through the McAfee account management console on a web browser to avoid any future billing. If you require further assistance with subscription management, you can reach out to McAfee Support for help.