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    Default McAfee Safe Connect is annoying me a lot!

    McAfee Safe Connect seems to have installed itself on my laptop despite my best efforts to stop it and without my asking for it. Anyone know how that happens?

    This software is annoying me so much as it starts up when I start up WIN10, delaying other software from starting by an annoying period of time.

    How do I get rid of this very annoying McAfee Safe Connect software?? What are the steps to uninstall/tell-it-to-get-lost/get rid of it? I already have NOD32 Antivirus operational for Internet security purposes.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: McAfee Safe Connect is annoying me a lot!

    Download and run Revo uninstaller ( FREE VERSION) Either the installer portable version, doesn't matter which.

    https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo..._download.html

    When you run it, scroll down the list you should find McAfee Safe Connect (or other crapafee software)

    High light it, then click Uninstall - this will run the mcafee uninstaller, once it finished when it asks to restart to finish ( or similar wording ) say NO, or close the window. In the revo window thats open, select Advanced, Revo will now scan and locate all the left overs, remove all reg entries, as well as folders - restart - should now be gone.

    Note: if you dont run advanced it will leave many traces behind.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 18-07-2018 at 05:46 PM.

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    Default Re: McAfee Safe Connect is annoying me a lot!

    Quote Originally Posted by barryk View Post
    McAfee Safe Connect seems to have installed itself on my laptop despite my best efforts to stop it and without my asking for it. .
    Not possible.

    You perhaps installed something else - and left it at default.
    Always install stuff in Custom or Advanced mode, look for the tick box where the added extra will be selected to install.
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: McAfee Safe Connect is annoying me a lot!

    Should be easy https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter...3D1a1z3joik4_4

    And run C Cleaner or your preferred reg cleaner afterwards to rid of any reg entries
    Last edited by Lawrence; 19-07-2018 at 09:22 AM.

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    Default Re: McAfee Safe Connect is annoying me a lot!

    Quote Originally Posted by barryk View Post
    McAfee Safe Connect seems to have installed itself on my laptop despite my best efforts to stop it and without my asking for it. Anyone know how that happens?

    .
    It may have been bundled with another programs installer : eg Acrobat reader . You have to untick options to install other bloatware when installing acrobat free
    Sometimes , even program updates can install crud like this, but that doesnt seem to happen as much nowadays

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