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RemoveIT
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How to remove Mcafee Virus warnings

Hi'

My computer keeps telling me that there are viruses detected. 

And these annoying pop-up warning comes from Mcafee.

How can i remove it? -Since i have no virus, and don't use Mcafee anymore.

I can't find Mcafee programs anywhere, but they must be there, since these warnings comes.

 

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Madhan
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Re: How to remove Mcafee Virus warnings

Hello @RemoveIT 

We are sorry to hear that you receive pop ups from McAfee stating that virus has been detected. I can assure that if you don't have McAfee, the pop ups wont come. I suspect that this might be scam pop ups on the browser.

Let me know if those pop ups appear when you are browsing the internet on a browser? If so, please clear cache, cookies and try browsing the internet.

Regards,
Madhan M

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Re: How to remove Mcafee Virus warnings

I shows even if i dont have an internet page open.

So i must have Mcafee somewhere.

I just need help to locate and erase every trace of it, cause this is very annoying.

You must have some program to locate & uninstall this.

cyberdude
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Re: How to remove Mcafee Virus warnings

hello,

recently there were other postings of pop ups that seems to come from mcafee but are in fact fake.

this was caused by a program FA Really Simple that was silently installed on the computer.

one of the discussions can be found here with a sample of one of the popups and how to solve the problem;

https://community.mcafee.com/t5/SecurityCenter/McAfee-you-are-at-risk-pop-up/m-p/668549#M39233

maybe you are affected by this perhaps..................

greetings

 

cyberdude
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Re: How to remove Mcafee Virus warnings

in addition to my previous post;

if i understand correct did you have mcafee installed on your computer.

when you removed mcafee from Windows did you use the MCPR tool afterwards to delete remaining files ?

https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/articleview?locale=en-US&articleId=TS101331&from...

step 2 of this service document describes and has the download links for this tool.

if my previous reply could not solve the problem maybe this will do the trick.............

greetings

Madhan
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Re: How to remove Mcafee Virus warnings

Hi @RemoveIT 

Please run the McAfee removal tool[MCPR] suggested by cyberdude and let us know the outcome. The tool removes McAfee and also its residues from the computer.

Regards,
Madhan M 

Re: How to remove Mcafee Virus warnings

Also by chance in the program list do you have a Mcafee security scan plus. A free program that gets loaded when updating adobe etc. If so remove it.

Probably not but worth a thought.

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