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Uninstall McAfee/Install AVG??

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Old 31-03-2007
ront2
 
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Uninstall McAfee/Install AVG??

Is it as simple as this? Go to *control panel* - add remove software -
select McAfee - select remove. Download and install AVG free version?
Have had troubles with Big Mac; time to renew, but AVG is free and is
recommended.
Is this a good way to go? Thanks, Ron (ront2@cox.net)


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Old 31-03-2007
njustice
 
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RE: Uninstall McAfee/Install AVG??

From the Support site for McAfee:

Manual Uninstall of VirusScan
Please follow the instructions below to run the VirusScan removal tool. This
will completely remove VirusScan from your computer.

Download and save the Virus Scan removal tool
http://download.mcafee.com/products/...leanupTool.exe to your desktop.
Locate VSCleanupTool.exe on your desktop and double-click to launch.
The removal tool will schedule and display a time when the removal process
will begin.
Note: The displayed time should be within one mintute of the current system
time shown in the bottom right side of the screen.
Removal will begin at the displayed time.
During this process, several icons will be created on your desktop. All of
these new icons, except one, will be removed when the uninstall is complete
and the computer has been restarted. The file mccleanup.log will remain on
the desktop. Once you have verified the removal was successful, you can
delete this file.
When finished, the following message will be displayed: The machine must
reboot to complete the uninstallation. Reboot now?
Press "Y" on your keyboard to restart your computer and complete the removal
process.
If VirusScan is the only McAfee service installed on your computer,
uninstall http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq3.asp?docid=71525





"ront2" wrote:

> Is it as simple as this? Go to *control panel* - add remove software -
> select McAfee - select remove. Download and install AVG free version?
> Have had troubles with Big Mac; time to renew, but AVG is free and is
> recommended.
> Is this a good way to go? Thanks, Ron (ront2@cox.net)
>
>

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Old 05-04-2007
Charles W Davis
 
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Re: Uninstall McAfee/Install AVG??

Is it a good way to go? I did it on my wife's computer three years ago and
mine 2 1/2 years ago. Trouble free. It is far less intrusive into your
everyday life. McAfee kept flashing its name and I get enough spam without
paying for it.
"njustice" <njustice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F4EBD9D4-E221-468B-B87A-CC92AEB5343B@microsoft.com...
> From the Support site for McAfee:
>
> Manual Uninstall of VirusScan
> Please follow the instructions below to run the VirusScan removal tool.
> This
> will completely remove VirusScan from your computer.
>
> Download and save the Virus Scan removal tool
> http://download.mcafee.com/products/...leanupTool.exe
> to your desktop.
> Locate VSCleanupTool.exe on your desktop and double-click to launch.
> The removal tool will schedule and display a time when the removal process
> will begin.
> Note: The displayed time should be within one mintute of the current
> system
> time shown in the bottom right side of the screen.
> Removal will begin at the displayed time.
> During this process, several icons will be created on your desktop. All of
> these new icons, except one, will be removed when the uninstall is
> complete
> and the computer has been restarted. The file mccleanup.log will remain on
> the desktop. Once you have verified the removal was successful, you can
> delete this file.
> When finished, the following message will be displayed: The machine must
> reboot to complete the uninstallation. Reboot now?
> Press "Y" on your keyboard to restart your computer and complete the
> removal
> process.
> If VirusScan is the only McAfee service installed on your computer,
> uninstall http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq3.asp?docid=71525
>
>
>
>
>
> "ront2" wrote:
>
>> Is it as simple as this? Go to *control panel* - add remove software -
>> select McAfee - select remove. Download and install AVG free version?
>> Have had troubles with Big Mac; time to renew, but AVG is free and is
>> recommended.
>> Is this a good way to go? Thanks, Ron (ront2@cox.net)
>>
>>


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