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Re: McAfee Vaults

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Running the command <C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee\Installer\mcinst.exe" /uninstall /longpath "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MAT\matmain.inf> as administrator does not work on the 64 bit version of Windows 10


Edition Windows 10 Home
Version 20H2
Installed on ‎12/‎18/‎2020
OS build 19042.867
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0


The result I get is <'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.>


Digging a bit further,  do not see an "Installer" directory under C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee


What needs to be done to remove this McAfee Vaults on 64 bit Windows 10?


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Put it in the double quotes

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee\Installer\mcinst.exe" /uninstall /longpath "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MAT\matmain.inf"

However it is a short term solution as any update brings it back.

Of course it is possible to write the script which would detect the presence of this program and uninstall it automatically but for God's sake why to have to use such a brute solution?

It is a so annoying approach of McAfee to make the users to use compulsary adds-on programs like Vaults, QuickClean, Vulnerability Scanner (one can opt out from the schedule scanning but it is still run)

It seems to me that some product managers responsilbe for McAfee made the decisions to invest in some unpopular products and bundling them is a kind of rescue in order not to see that the people at most choose to turn off them.

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They should make that Add-on programs as modules so you can select before installation what you want installed and what you don't want. I'm not sure why they don't do that. Probably thinking all PC users are retarded people who don't know anything about cybersecurity and making installation process stupid and simple with just one click.. so we get all garbage installed.

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