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Offline Simon

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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2012, 12:33 »
I was led to believe in the past that using dedicated removal tools was the best way, but maybe things have improved now, with later OSs?
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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012, 13:12 »
I had a look around Simon and the concensus seems to be to use the normal windows uninstall option and then use the tool if required to mop up any stubborn files. Apparently just using the tool for a full uninstall is not recommended.

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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012, 15:42 »
You could always use something like CCleaner for 'mopping up' afterwards.  :)
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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2012, 15:44 »
Or re-install Windows. :devil:
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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2012, 18:24 »
I just used the Windows removal tool and experienced no difficulties at all.  Both computers are running Windows 7.
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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2012, 23:13 »
I just used the Windows removal tool and experienced no difficulties at all.  Both computers are running Windows 7.

Ta Clive, if it ever arrives i'll go with that. In my naivety i assumed it would be assembled in Ireland and shipped from there but the UPS tracking tells me my expensive laptop is currently in Shanghai  :bawl:

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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2012, 23:17 »
You could always use something like CCleaner for 'mopping up' afterwards.  :)

Yes i've got that preloaded on my "important stuff" memory stick along with some decent AV/malware progs which is going straight on the lappy before i do anything  :thumbs: .

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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2012, 23:24 »
Or re-install Windows. :devil:

I agree, i want to do that already, why do they have to include so much cr@pware on these machines  :dunno:

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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2012, 23:28 »
Yes, I agree, that's very frustrating when you get a new machine.
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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2012, 10:01 »
Especially a laptop.
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Re: McAfee security suite
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2012, 15:36 »
Indeed.  That's partly why I've built my own in the past.  Not sure I'd do another, but you never know...
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