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    In windows 7 do you need to use the Mcafee removal tool? I just deleted the program from my son's computer going to control panel and then installed Avast. It seems to work well but was just wondering if I should run the removal tool for Mcafee. In the controll panel that listed programs did not show any size in the Mcafee program. It came with the computer put was just for 30 day trail.

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    Hi Machine,

    I most definately would use the McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool. McAfee can be really difficult to remove, leaving residual files behind. Here's a link that I trust highly for the tool.

    |MG| McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool 3.0.128.8 Download

    Just use one of the Downloads under the animated arrows that point the way. I usually use the one labeled [USA].

    Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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    Thanks I will download it and take it to him. I will but it on a mem. stick and he can install it on his computer. But there never showed anything in the programs list after We uninstalled. And Avast ran a scan and showed the computer to be clean. So I figured it was all uninstalled Mcafee that is. But we will run the "MPCR" program.

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    Just because the program doesn't show in the programs list, doesn't mean that all the files are removed. If there are any files left, the "MCPR" will remove them. Running the tool should give verification of complete file removal.

    I would be very surprised if McAfee were totally removed by just uninstalling through add/remove programs. I had the same experience with my sisters computer last fall, for which I had to use the tool.

    Good luck!
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    Ok will do, also I check the mcafee web site and had a video on using the MCPR tool and the check off list on uninstalled things was the same list I seen when I uninstalled. The program that I removed from the list was "mcafee uninstall only" this is the list of programs when I went to control panel.
    But running the MCPR program should not harm the computer if it was already uninstalled will it.
    I also installed "spyblaster"
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    But running the MCPR program should not harm the computer if it was already uninstalled will it.
    I also installed "spyblaster"
    No, it will not harm the computer. And, I also have spyware blasters. (Which is what I think you meant to say.) Excellent program to prevent malware.

    If I'm not mistaken, I think zep516 also introduced you to WOT (Web of Trust) in one of your earlier posts concerning your computer. If not here's the link.
    Safe Browsing Tool | WOT Web of Trust
    You may want to introduce it to your son as well, if he is not aware of it.

    Safe browsing and self discipline is a key factor to prevent infection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaB View Post
    ...mputer. And, I also have spyware blasters. (Whi...
    Or Spyware Blaster even!
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    Thanks for the help. We got his computer protected now.

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    As posted by me:
    And, I also have spyware blasters.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDarn View Post
    Or Spyware Blaster even!
    Ooops! I was stuck in plural mode, wasn't I?
    As posted by Machine:
    Thanks for the help. We got his computer protected now.
    Great to hear Machine! Thanks for letting us know!

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    I don't have to remove Avast that I installed to run the MPCR program do I?

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