Trying to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security from your Mac? Having troubles in removing all components of a McAfee app? This tutorial could provide some practical clues for those who are struggling to fully remove McAfee Endpoint Security on Mac.
Here are two problems users encounter when uninstalling McAfee Endpoint Security:
1. McAfee Endpoint Security cannot be shut down or deleted to the Trash
2. McAfee Endpoint Security-related files and folders linger around the system
In the following we list two methods to help you remove McAfee Endpoint Security. You can either manually remove all components of McAfee Endpoint Security from your system, or instead, utilize an automatic uninstaller to solve the issue perfectly.
In this option, you will go through two stages: uninstalling McAfee Endpoint Security from the /Applications folder and deleting McAfee Endpoint Security remnants in different system directories. Follow the instructions strictly to avoid mis-operation.
Here are the conventional steps to remove an unwanted application on macOS:
If McAfee Endpoint Security is currently running on your system, you’d better disable/quit this software before starting the uninstall. Try to launch Activity Monitor to force quit McAfee Endpoint Security. If that does not work, consider to reboot your Mac into Safe Mode, thus to kill the auto-launch of any third party software.
For some specific versions of McAfee Endpoint Security, you may need to run a command line to uninstall all modules of this software. Here are the details:
Though McAfee Endpoint Security has disappeared in the Applications folder, it does not mean that all its traces have gone automatically. Actually, many users complain that McAfee cannot be entirely removed only by deleting it in the Applications folder.
To fully get rid of McAfee components, you can utilize the Search feature in Finder:
Here are some directories that may store McAfee-related files and folders:
Warning: We do not recommend inexperienced users to delete app vestiges in the hidden system folders, because any mistake made in this process may affect your system or other apps. If you are not sure whether the suspicious items belong to McAfee Endpoint Security, don’t rush to delete them to the Trash. Put associated items into another folder, like Desktop, and use your Mac as usual for a couple days. If nothing wrong occurs, you could consider to delete the items with caution.
Tired of performing the complicated steps discussed above? Still fail to remove McAfee Endpoint Security for unknown reason? We suggest you to adopt an one-stop solution demonstrated below, to handle the tough removal task with minimal effort.
Follow the simple steps to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security by Osx Uninstaller:
See? McAfee Endpoint Security has gone from your system, along with the items it creates during the first setup and daily usage. Only take a few clicks, and you will be freed from the laborious uninstall steps. In that sense, running Osx Uninstaller is comparatively time-saving and efficient, and it is recommended for all-level users.
Interested to try this tool? Osx Uninstaller can be downloaded from the home page of this site, and please note that this tool requires a valid license to remove Mac apps.