How do I remove McAfee from my computer?

These instructions are for recent versions of McAfee installed from  If you have a different version, your experience may differ.


Find the McAfee icon in your system tray.  It should either look like an M inside a shield or a V inside a shield (see examples below).  If you have an M inside a shield, contact the TSO Help Desk for further assistance.  If you have a V inside a shield, you should be able to uninstall the program yourself using the instructions below.

McAfee epo shield     McAfee VirusScan shield

Windows 7

  1. Click Start => Control Panel => Programs and Features.
  2. Click McAfee VirusScan and then click Uninstall.
  3. If there are any other OIT-provided McAfee products present, you should remove them, as well.

Mac OS

  1. Click Go from your Finder window.
  2. Select Applications.
  3. Double-click the
  4. A Terminal window will open - enter your admin password and hit Enter.
  5. When the uninstaller is complete you can shut the window and quit Terminal.