Click on the ‘Start’ menu, and go to Add/Remove Programs.
There will be a long list of installed programs, but you just need to find Network Associates or McAfee product. Click on it, and the system will automatically highlight the program.
Push the ‘Remove’ button. The system will come up with a warning message. Go on, and click on ‘Remove’.
The procedure will be started automatically. Be patient, as it may take several minutes. The process will show each program being removed. Once the removal is done, it will ask you to restart the computer.
Go ahead, and reboot your system. McAfee should be removed from your system now, but the job is not completed yet. One should always delete the remaining files. For this, go to ‘My Computer’.
Double-click on Drive C, and enter the ‘Program Files’. Find out the remaining McAfee product folder. Right-click, and choose Delete.
The program is now completely removed from your machine, and you can now install any new antivirus software.
If you want to reinstall the McAfee Security Center, insert the CD and follow the instructions. If you are still facing problems, you have to make a few moves.
Go to ‘Start’ menu, and click on Run. Add ‘services.msc’ and run it. Disable all the McAfee services, and set the recovery to ‘None’. Follow the above mentioned procedure to remove the McAfee from your system.