How to Uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus

November 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

McAfee Security Scan Plus is a program that checks your computer for possible threats and helps keep them protected. It is often bundled with other programs that you install on your computer (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) and can also come pre-installed on some computers. However, some users may find this software intrusive or want to remove it from their computer. It can also cause problems with system performance due to its constant scanning and the amount of resources it consumes.

The good news is that removing this software from your computer is relatively easy. It can be done in a few steps using the built-in uninstaller in Windows or with a specialized program designed for uninstalling McAfee products.

In Windows, open the Control Panel and select Uninstall a program. This will open a list of all the programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the list and find the McAfee Security Scan Plus program. Click on Uninstall and follow the prompts to complete the removal process. After the McAfee product has been removed, you will be prompted to restart your computer. This is important as it ensures that all files associated with the program are fully removed from your computer.

In macOS, you can use the official McAfee consumer product removal tool to uninstall the program. This program can be found on the McAfee website and is available for free. It is recommended that you backup any important data before installing this tool. Once the program is uninstalled, you can then remove any other McAfee programs that are currently installed on your computer using the same method described above.

David Sunnyside
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