Mcafee

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 2001ChevyZ71, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. 2001ChevyZ71 macrumors member

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    Hey guys my university put mcafee on my mbp for free and im suspecting this is why my battery is life is so bad. I just dragged the icons into the trash, is this the right way to uninstall it? My little icon is still in the top though? How do i get rid of it
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
    You don't need McAfee or any other antivirus to protect your Mac. No viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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  4. 2001ChevyZ71 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok i turned the comp off and the little M with a shield is still at the top next to my wifi signal and time?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Turning the computer off will not remove any applications you might not even have installed.
    Look at post #2 for instructions on how to remove it.

     
  6. tinymiata macrumors newbie

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  7. simsaladimbamba

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    No need to pay for something which can be done much better for free with the built in search tool in Finder.


    from the Best way to FULLY DELETE a program thread
     
  8. 2001ChevyZ71 thread starter macrumors member

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    mcafee was on my computer i just want to get the little icon off of the thing at the top where the time and wifi signal is at
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you follow the instructions in the link simsaladimbamba posted on how to fully delete an app?
     
  10. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Try this - it's a university-provided uninstaller for Mcaffe.
     
  11. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Dude, you've had 4 people give you instructions how to do it in this thread.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Some people don't bother reading or clicking links, they are lazy and want everything spoon fed to them. Let him be, he's like half the population.
     
  13. Glockcubed macrumors member

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    **ck Mcafee - Use Kaspersky - Just to be safe - It only costs me 10 seconds in start up time, and is pretty cheap:D
     

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