If you find McAfee too annoying to deal with, think it doesn’t do a good job protecting your Mac, or keep experiencing technical issues with the software, removing it from your Mac makes sense.
Uninstalling McAfee Software From Your Mac
McAfee comes with an uninstallation utility that automatically removes the security software from your Mac. It also removes McAfee-related items such as system extensions, browser add-ons, and cached data, so it’s highly effective at what it does.
To run the McAfee uninstaller, here’s what you need to do:
- Open Finder and click on Applications in the sidebar.
- Locate and double-click the McAfee uninstaller. It should be named after the McAfee edition on your Mac—for example, McAfee Total Protection Uninstaller.
- Enter your Mac administrator password and select OK.
- Select Continue and follow all on-screen prompts to remove the McAfee installation from your Mac. You might be asked to input your admin password multiple times.