McAfee protection software should be completely taken off your PC before attempting to install Norton PC protection softwares. Having multiple virus protection and firewall softwares installed can cause disputes between the software and leave your PC vulnerable to threats. McAfee softwares can be removed from your computer's operating system, and also require the use of a removal tool.
- Access your computer' s Control Panel if you are using Windows 2000 or windows XP. Select the “Start” key in the lower left-hand area of your desktop computer. Highlight the “Settings” option with your cursor and then just click the “Control Panel” key in menu that appears. Double-click the “Add or Remove Programs” symbol in the Control Panel window. Locate the McAfee product that is installed on your PC, and then just click the “Remove” key. Adhere to the prompts given to uninstall the software.
- Open your McAfee software if you are using Windows vista or windows 7. Select the “Start” key in the bottom remaining area of your desktop computer, and then just click the “Search” field. Type in “Programs and Features” and then just click the “Go” key or magnifier symbol with your mouse. Select the McAfee product you wish to uninstall from the list of results given and then just click the “Uninstall” key. Adhere to the instructions given to uninstall the program.
- Open your preferred Web browser and navigate to the McAfee removal tool on the McAfee website using the link in Resources. Select the “Save” key to download the removal tool to your PC. Close any McAfee software that is currently running, and begin the directory where you have saved the removal tool after it has been downloaded. Double-click the removal tool, named MCPR.exe, to set up it. Windows Vista users need to right-click the file and then just click “Run as Administrator” in menu that pops up.
- Restart your PC after the device has completed the removal of McAfee and displays the “Cleanup Successful” message. With McAfee now be removed, Norton security products can be installed on your PC without disturbance.
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