How do I uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security?
How do I completely remove McAfee from my Mac?
How do I uninstall McAfee from command prompt?
How do I uninstall old McAfee software?……
The questions listed above are the ones frequently asked by Mac users. As fa as we know, most users fail to get rid of all the components of McAfee Endpoint Security from their Macs. How can you delete McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac properly?
Unlike other categories of Mac apps, security/antivirus software may protect themselves from being removed. Therefore, in the case of McAfee Endpoint Security, there are some uninstall tricks you should know about. Read on to know more.
The first point – make sure to quit McAfee Endpoint Security before the uninstall
Once you install McAfee Endpoint Security, it will launch automatically on your Mac and it is hard to shut down. If the app is active, you can click the McAfee Endpoint Security icon from the menu bar and choose Quit McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac.
However, McAfee Endpoint Security may still run some background processes silently. To totally shut down this app, you can launch Activity Monitor from Spotlight, highlight the process, click X in upper left corner and choose Quit button.
Some users report that McAfee Endpoint Security cannot be closed even by this way. Well, to tackle with this issue, you are suggested to reboot your Mac into Safe Mode, thus to prevent McAfee Endpoint Security from automatically launching itself.
After that, you can proceed with standard uninstall. Two options are available here.
1. Uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security in Finder
This trash-to-delete method is feasible to uninstall all third-party apps on Mac.
2. Run a tool to remove McAfee Endpoint Security
Osx Uninstaller allows you to remove McAfee Endpoint Security without hassle
The second point – make sure to delete all McAfee Endpoint Security leftovers
By taking either of the two options listed above, you should have successfully removed McAfee Endpoint Security from your Mac, but not all its components. Why some users encounter problems when trying to install another security software? Most possible reason is the incomplete removal of McAfee Endpoint Security.
How to manually detect McAfee Endpoint Security leftovers and remove them all? Advanced users may have known the search trick to remove app renmants in the hidden system folders. If you have no idea how to do it right, follow the steps below:
After you have cleared out those McAfee Endpoint Security traces, empty the Trash again, and reboot your Mac. If you are still not sure how to complete this part, or if you run into other uninstall issues, we are here to provide tech assistance for you.