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Deinstall Mac

Unfortunately I can't uninstall the McAfee software on my Mac. Deleting does not work and also with an AppCleaner it does not work. 

The message is always that I don't have access rights (but I am admin). I have already changed the information on the program and have switched on "read and write" for everything. Everything does not work. 

I just want to get the program completely off my Mac. Thank you for your help now!


Leider kann ich die McAfee Software auf meinem Mc nicht mehr deinstallieren. Löschen geht nicht und auch mit einem AppCleaner geht es nicht. 

Die Meldung ist immer, dass ich keine Zugriffsrechte hätte (bin aber Admin). Habe auf dem Programm die Informationen bereits geändert und habe für alles "Lesen und Schreiben" eingeschaltet. Funktioniert alles nicht. 

Ich möchte nur das Programm restlos von meinem Mac haben. Danke bereist jetzt für eure Hilfe!

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Re: Deinstall Mac

Hi @Stella57 


Could you please help us with a screenshot of the permission denied and let us know the locations where you get this permission denied issue

Karthik K

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Re: Deinstall Mac

I had the same problem, but I found a way out:

First I uninstalled the agent with "sudo /Library/McAfee/cma/scripts/uninstall.sh" and rebooted after that (not sure if a reboot is needed, but I did).

Then I disabled the McAfee services: First listed them via "sudo launchctl list | grep mcafee". After that I disabled them one by one, again via launchctl, e.g. "sudo launchctl disable system/com.mcafee.ssm.ScanManager". Rebooted another time after that.

After that I was able to wipe out the McAfee directories /Applications/McAfee, /Library/Application Support/McAfee and /usr/local/McAfee.

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