How to Remove the McAfee Update Launcher

The McAfee Update Launcher is a simple program that checks your current McAfee software, looks at the McAfee site for newer versions and downloads these updates to your computer. This is to ensure that you have the latest version available on your computer. But you may decide that you do not want McAfee or that you don’t want the software updated. Here's how to remove the McAfee Update Launcher safely and easily.

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Click the “Start” button on your task bar, and select “Control Panel.”

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Go to the Program section in the Control Panel. Click on “Uninstall a program.”

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Click on "McAfee Update Launcher."

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Click on “Uninstall” near the far right top of the screen. The button does not appear until you make a selection.

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Follow the uninstall instructions, typically a few of Yes/No steps.