Uninstalling McAfee Personal Firewall Plus

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  1. dgo

    dgo New Member

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    I have a question...

    Is it possible to uninstall McAfee Personal Firewall Plus? It's the last thing I need to do before it lets me upgrade to Windows 7, I fixed everything else.

    I removed all McAfee from the "Remove Programs" list. I had to download and run 2 programs to uninstall McAfee Agent, and I just had to go to the Program Files and delete all information under C:\Program Files\McAfee and C:\Program Files\McAfee.com to uninstall McAfee Security Center. But it's still demanding I uninstall McAfee Personal Firewall Plus in order to continue with my download of Windows 7.

    Help?

    Soon?

    Please?

    I really don't want to do a clean install just because I can't remove McAfee Firewall, and lose all my stuff. It was like hell the last 4 days to remove the other McAfee products, please help me with this so I can finally finish the ugrade I started 4 days ago!!
     
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    sj23 Active Member

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    Did you already try the McAfee removal tool?

    http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

     
  3. dgo

    dgo New Member

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    I tried that already.

    I run that program, it downloads, but then a window pops up and it says...

    "
    Please exit the session:

    McAfee Enterprise software detected
    Cannot continue.
    "
     
  4. phatguy88

    phatguy88 OT Supporter

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    Try searching for mcafee in the registry and deleting the entries :dunno:
     
  5. dgo

    dgo New Member

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    you mean through the normal search program for vista?

    already did that
     
  6. sj23

    sj23 Active Member

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    These people seem to have the same issue:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...l/thread/193d6b45-82ea-4be5-b826-08e304692f6f

    The very last post says:
     
  7. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    i would highly recommend doing a fresh install over upgrading. i know it'll take some extra time backing up your files and restoring them, but it'll be worth it.
     
  8. phatguy88

    phatguy88 OT Supporter

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    no i mean opening the registry by start and typing regedit

    then find entries with mcafee
     
  9. dgo

    dgo New Member

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    i got it to work. had to download 5 more programs, go line by line, and waste 5 hours, but it did it. windows 7 installed. but thank you guys! :big grin:
     
  10. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    upgrading = fail
     
  11. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Is the program running when you are trying to uninstall it?

    Try disabling it in msconfig or uninstall in safemode.
     
  12. cmsurfer

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    I agree a fresh install is better, but I've never had any issues with upgrading.
     

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