Uninstalling Other Anti-virus Programs from a Windows Computer

Some programs conflict with McAfee VirusScan. If your computer has other anti-virus software, you should uninstall that program before installing the UD-customized version of McAfee VirusScan. Other common anti-virus programs include—but are not limited to—the following:

Uninstalling programs on a Windows 8 computer

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Click to highlight the name of the program you want to uninstall.
  5. At the top of the window, click Uninstall.
  6. After the program is uninstalled, if necessary, highlight the name of any additional program you want to uninstall.
  7. Click Uninstall.
  8. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all programs you want to remove have been uninstalled.
  9. When you finish uninstalling programs, close the Programs and Features dialog box.
  10. If prompted, restart your computer.

Uninstalling programs on a Windows 7 or Vista computer

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs.
  4. Click Programs and Features.
  5. Click to highlight the name of the program you want to uninstall.
  6. At the top of the window, click Uninstall.
  7. After the program is uninstalled, if necessary, highlight the name of any additional program you want to uninstall.
  8. Click Uninstall.
  9. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all programs you want to remove have been uninstalled.
  10. When you finish removing programs, close the Programs and Features window.
  11. If prompted, restart your computer.

Uninstalling programs on a Windows XP computer

  1. Click the Start button in the lower-left corner of your computer's monitor.
  2. Click Settings | Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the icon for Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Highlight the name of the program you wish to uninstall.
  5. Click Add/Remove.
  6. If necessary, highlight the name of any additional programs you wish to remove.
  7. Click Add/Remove.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all the programs you want to remove have been uninstalled.
  9. When you finish, close the Add/Remove Programs window.
  10. When you are finish uninstalling programs, if prompted to do so, reboot your computer.
Last updated 2/12/14