Do you get trouble when Uninstall McAfee Livesafe From Windows 10? This antivirus is quite popular among users but its removal is not less than a challenge. The free version of this tool causes vulnerability like trialware after the expiration of the trial period. In addition, in most of the Windows 10 Laptops, whether it is Dell, Lenovo, Dell, Asus this antivirus comes as a pre-installed that users might not like.
Ways to Uninstall McAfee Livesafe From Windows 10
When users go to Uninstall McAfee Livesafe From Windows 10 noting happens using the traditional method from Programs & features.
We will tell you here the way to fully Uninstall McAfee Livesafe dividing the process into 3 parts. All you need is follow the instructions carefully for a successful antivirus removal.
- From Apps and features in Settings Application
- Using MCPR tool
- Remove Traces and leftover of the McAfee Livesafe antivirus
Part 1: Using Apps & features in Settings Application
For Preinstalled users
If you have either of Dell, Lenovo, Asus Laptops powered with Windows 10 pre-install with McAfee antivirus then you will have to first activate it for the dismissal. Don’t worry because you will not need to pay for the subscription.
If you haven’t got pre-installed and downloaded on your own instead, then directly follow the next method – “Uninstall McAfee Livesafe using Apps & features”.
Step-1: Open the software and select Your subscription.
Step-2: Click on Edit profile and go to the McAfee site through automatic navigation.
Step-3: It is the time to register on Mcafee, so type your Email address and choose Next.
Step-2: Give a password according to the suggestion here and click on Next. Now your software is activated
For both users (Preinstalled or Post-installed) – Uninstall McAfee Livesafe using Apps & features
Step-1: On Start Menu, hit the small gear icon to access the built-in Settings program. Else, you can also launch the same pressing Win+I hotkeys.
Step-2: Click on to Apps.
Step-3: Scroll down and find McAfee Livesafe in the right pane. Click on it. You will see an extended view where two options namely Modify and Uninstall are available. Select Uninstall.
Step-4: Check both the following options
1. McAfee LiveSafe
2. Remove all files for this program. If you reinstall om this PC, you will need to enter your subscription information and choose your settings again.
Now do a lick on Remove on the dialog Remove McAfee in order to Wipe out.
Step-5: Once the uninstallation ends up, select Restart Now.
The task is not accomplished yet. You have to visit its official website to get “McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool” (viz. MCPR). This is an essential utility in order to remove McAfee entirely from your system. Let’s see the guidelines to do further:
For general software or applications follow – How to Uninstall Software From Windows 10 After Creators Update.
Part 2: MCPR tool
Step-1: Download the official MCPR tool after navigating to the official website. Make a double click on MCPR.exe to open after the completion of downloading.
Step-2: Select Yes on User account control pop up and click Next on Mcafee Software Removal interface.
Step-3: Select Agree on the End user license agreement and again click on Next.
Step-4: Fill up the captcha box correctly and then select Next.
MCPR will detect the installed program all by itself on your computer as well as triggers the uninstallation.
It might take a couple of good minutes to finish the process. Be a little patient and wait until it completes and restart the Windows 10 system once MCPR finishes the Uninstallation. Before proceeding to Reboot, finish or save your pending task to avoid losing any important item.
Part 3: Remove Traces and leftover of the McAfee Livesafe Antivirus
For a complete elimination, you need to delete its traces and leftovers from registry entries and system files. Before starting we recommend taking backup of your registry editor so that you could revive the same in case of a misoccurance.
You can read our another article for the same circumstance – How to Remove Traces of Uninstalled Programs in Registry on Windows 10.
From Registry Editor
Step-1: Click on the Search icon from the taskbar, write
regedit and then hit Enter.
Step-2: Select OK from the UAC warning prompt.
Step-3: After the registry editor appears, navigate to
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE (one after another).
Step-4: Look for the keys termed as or having prefix McAfee in both of the strings.
Step-5: Once you find, right click on them and select Delete successively.
From System files
Step-1: Open Run dialog (Win+R), type Command %programfiles% and press Enter. Locate all the folders having Macefee name and delete it.
Step-2: In the same way, type %appdata% and Hit Enter. Find the items titled Mcafee and remove them.
Delete Temp and recent files
Step-1: Copy each of the following commands in a sequence, paste into the Run box and press Enter every time
Step-2: As the folders open, select all the items and delete. Follow the same for all the 3 shortcut commands.
To wipe out the items without effort see – How to Delete Temp Files at Every Startup in Windows 10.
In this way, you will successfully Uninstall McAfee Livesafe From Windows 10.
The important thing is you can uninstall the other segments of this antivirus using the same ways. So if you have McAfee Total Protection, McAfee Windows Security there will be nothing change in the procedure. The only difference is you will find the other name in Apps & features area, registry keys and system files.
We have discussed the entire procedure to uninstall McAfee Livesafe From Windows 10, delete the tool and its residuals. Windows 10 comprises a convincing built-in anti-malware tool Windows Defender. This is so effective and strong that you really don’t need a third party tool to defend a malware. At last, With proper application of each step, you will be able to remove it and can have a hassle free time with Windows 10.