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When I bought the computer I had Norton on it. Now I want to install McAfee. I can't get Norton uninstalled. Error keeps coming up The specified module could not be found. What can I do?

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I dealt with the same thing you cannot uninstall it from the control panel right? if so do a file search and click search everything and manually delete the files that it brings up some of them will not delete but they don't matter mcafee will still install

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How do I cancel ny mcaffee viris protestion


(Important: Before uninstalling your McAfee product, please make sure that your Norton is functioning properly and is up-to-date for better protection of your system.)

Are you using free trial version of McAfee virus protection or is it paid?
Here's how you can remove McAfee from your system:
You can remove the application from your system by following the uninstallation steps mentioned below:
For Windows 8 users:
1) Close all McAfee program windows.
2) In the Start screen, type "Programs and Features". (If it is not visible, click "Settings" in the list on the right.)
3) Click "Programs and Features" in the list on the left.
4) Select "McAfee SecurityCenter".
5) Click "Uninstall" and follow any on-screen prompts.
For Windows 7 and Vista users:
1) Close all McAfee program windows.
2) Click "Start", go to "Search", then type "Programs and Features", and click "Go".
3) Double-click "Programs and Features".
4) Select "McAfee Security Center".
5) Click "Uninstall" and follow any on-screen prompts.

For Windows XP users:
1) Close all McAfee program windows.
2) Click "Start", go to "Settings", and then go to "Control Panel".
3) Double-click "Add or Remove Programs".
4) Select "McAfee Security Center".
5) Click "Remove" and follow any on-screen prompts.

If you are not able to completely remove McAfee from your system by following the above steps, you can consider using McAfee Consumer Product Removal (MCPR) tool to uninstall the application successfully. To know more about MCPR, you can refer to "Download and run the McAfee Consumer Product Removal (MCPR) tool" section on the following link:
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

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Jun 29, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Dell Inspiron 570 with Macafee anti-virus and Win 7 BSOD's trying to uninstall preinstalled Macafee product. Haw can I get rid of it and install another (Norton) product? I have 2 IDENTICAL Dells


LOL, you are going from one terrible product to another one. Norton and McAfee are core hogs, use a lot of resources and will slow your system to a crawl, especially if you let it expire. Why would you want something on your system that is so difficult to uninstall? Give em the boot. Try one of the FREE Antivirus programs such as AVG, AVAST or Microsoft Security Essentials.

Dell did not create this monster, your third party software is the culprit and they just don't deal with it if it's not their product.

Anyway if you tried the normal uninstall by clicking Start/Programs and opening the McAfee Folder and clicking uninstall and you're getting the BSOD, maybe try uninstalling it in Safe Mode With Networking.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn itback on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFEMODE. Take the Safe Mode With Networking option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will lookdifferent to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this isnormal.You can also go into the Control Panel and Uninstall the Program. Click Start/Control Panel look for Program and Features or Programs or Uninstall.
You can try the McAfee Removal Tool. Download and Install it, then run it. The link is below:http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

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Virus Troubles


1, get Real Anti Virus Protection. Norton or McAfee. 2 all is not lost. McAfee offer several solution in what they call Stinger. Norton will scan the computer before it tries to install and will remove your problem files as will McAfee. This is basically a bogus add someone clicked on that allowed it to install and until you get it gone it's going to keep popping those false adds up trying to get you back to the hack site that gave them to you to begin with. Download Stinger from McAfee for free and run it from a floppy or USB drive or Buy Norton and do the install. In fact, you could get the free trial and install that of either of these and they will clean your problem.

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I just want my money back. Because it asks me to uninstall a program I want to keep, Mcafee


Since McAfee is asking you to uninstall it, I am sure the program would have come in the spyware/adware list. They may have analysed that the software might create problems in your computer.

Do this.

install Microsoft virtual pc 2007, install xp on a virtual machine using this software.
Log into the virutal machin win xp , and instlal your software. If you connect to internet using that software, you can also install the internet device drivers.

YOu happy, Mcafee happy! atlast your systemis safe.

More info on Virutal pc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Virtual_PC

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Trying to download the Cox Security Suite software. Was told to delete any Macafee on my computer. I did. Clicked on "install Cox Security Suite. A message came up " McAfee Sucuirity cannot continue-...


McAfee's uninstall doesn't work. They know that, so they have a special removal tool that you download and run. The instructions are here: http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

Follow the directions carefully. If you think it's hard to remove McAfee, try Norton sometime.

Dec 30, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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I have just purchased Norton Antivirus 2008 and I cannot install the program. Keeps coming up error


It's possible you already have an antivirus program installed. You need to uninstall it, restart then install your Norton Antivirus.

Aug 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Bought anti virus on saturday my electric power was cut off before i had finished installing it how do i resume installationthey wont accept my order no and passsword


contact with the customer care number given with the antivirus box
and tell them they will give you the solution

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Bought a new computer in December 2007 and it came with the Norton 3 Month free trial(Norton 360- 2007). I want to uninstall it, but it keeps telling me it can not uninstall and says Error 21. How do I...


IF Norton is running (you'll see the icon next to the clock) you have to stop the service first. You might be able to right click the icon, and tell it to exit, or go to Task Manager, and stop the processes related to Norton. Once you have the processes stopped, then try uninstalling it.

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got backup for that computer?

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