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McAfee will not open or uninstall on Macbook

McAfee Total protection and its uninstaller will not open on a Macbook  using Sierra 10.12.6. Additionally, VShieldScanManager is on 99.9% CPU. Attempts to open will lead to this error:


McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security cannot be opened because of a problem.

Check with the developer to make sure McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security works with this version of macOS. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates for the application and macOS.

 Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple.


I checked, and my mac appears to meet the system requirements of:

Apple Mac OS X 10.10 or later

here is the report for the uninstaller:


Process: McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security Uninstaller [16474]
Path: /Applications/McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security LiveSafe - Internet Security Uninstaller
Identifier: com.mcafee.Uninstaller
Version: 3.8.1 (3.8.1)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? [1]
Responsible: McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security Uninstaller [16474]
User ID: xxx

Date/Time: xxx
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12.6 (16G1036)
Report Version: 12
Anonymous UUID: xxx

Sleep/Wake UUID: xxx

Time Awake Since Boot: 750000 seconds
Time Since Wake: 660 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread: 0

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

Termination Reason: DYLD, [0x1] Library missing

Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: @rpath/MCSP_OSX.framework/Versions/A/MCSP_OSX
Referenced from: /Library/Application Support/McAfee/*/UIContainerHelper.framework/Versions/A/UIContainerHelper
Reason: image not found

Binary Images:
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0xf5000 - 0x101fff +com.mcafee.UIContainerHelper (3.8.1 - 3.8.1) <C5C5C119-18AB-3A25-B28D-297ECC2C9DCB> /Library/Application Support/McAfee/*/UIContainerHelper.framework/Versions/A/UIContainerHelper
0x113000 - 0x13dff7 +libboost_serialization.dylib (0) <6FF80133-A28B-39D5-BF6A-4637847BAA2D> /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/lib/libboost_serialization.dylib
0x1a3000 - 0x1b3fff +libmoniterservice.dylib (0) <E2314D99-881A-3117-8ECA-AC6B49844EB1> /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/lib/libmoniterservice.dylib
0x1c5000 - 0x1ffa93 dyld (433.5) <E7D341EC-63E6-3512-81D6-20ED344B5D5F> /usr/lib/dyld
0x23e000 - 0x25bffb +libboost_wserialization.dylib (0) <2079F8BC-750A-3430-B18E-E940A2BE2976> /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/lib/libboost_wserialization.dylib
0x2b0000 - 0x366ff3 +libboost_regex.dylib (0) <66538A59-5573-32DE-AEF5-CEF9A56E2414> /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/lib/libboost_regex.dylib
0x3db000 - 0x3ecffb +libmCloudUtility.dylib (0) <F618C920-98B8-3EF7-835E-E1E2360CBB1F> /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/lib/libmCloudUtility.dylib
0x405000 - 0x40dff7 +libfmputils.dylib (0) <17FBC63B-C4AF-38E0-8541-749DBDA5AC25> /usr/local/McAfee/fmp/lib/libfmputils.dylib
0x91f41000 - 0x92ca5fff (6.9 - 1504.83.101) <9800F1F6-A88E-3824-8888-9720773AB04A> /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit
0x93e33000 - 0x93e33fff (6.11 - 22) <7ED9CC12-AF69-384E-98FF-6CA850B8C8D0> /System/Library/Frameworks/Cocoa.framework/Versions/A/Cocoa
0x941de000 - 0x9467efff (6.9 - 1349.8) <4E5D12EC-C5E7-3DD9-AFE7-CBE1CAE3C153> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation
0x959f4000 - 0x95d60ff3 (6.9 - 1349.91) <1C4A9114-BD66-3548-B53F-29A98906306C> /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Versions/C/Foundation
0x99085000 - 0x993a1ff3 (7.0 - 57740.60.20) <0A232BC8-9C4A-3627-BEB0-7132B84EE8C3> /System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/Versions/A/Security
0x9ffc1000 - 0x9ffc2fff libSystem.B.dylib (1238.60.2) <DD2B623C-A5BD-397A-8FD7-77009F8E24D0> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
0xa0618000 - 0xa0708ff3 libiconv.2.dylib (50) <34E6F33E-A727-3A53-8661-3F6380019B65> /usr/lib/libiconv.2.dylib
0xa0cbb000 - 0xa107fd83 libobjc.A.dylib (709.1) <EA6A64B2-43CF-3F24-A141-1EE9052F6D84> /usr/lib/libobjc.A.dylib
0xa12c2000 - 0xa1312fff libstdc++.6.dylib (104.1) <8D989D80-AE27-3395-ABDE-6C088F7ED35E> /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib

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