I’ve had to uninstall Mcafee Anti-virus products several times in the last week or so. People have let their licenses expire but that doesn’t keep the the anti-virus from running in the background and using up tons of resources. And when I try to remove it the usual way, by going to Start>Control Panel>Add and Remove Programs, it won’t uninstall. One older laptop computer I fixed in the last week had both expired Mcafee and Norton running, neither of which would uninstall. The poor computer was quite beleagured. And running very sloooo-ow.
So what I did was to go to the Mcafee site and search for their uninstall program. It works quite nicely, thank you very much.
Here it is http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507
Follow Step 2, if you’ve tried Step 1 already.