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Trying to remove MacAfee Site Advisor for Internet

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I am trying to remove MacAfee Site Advisor for Internet Explorer.   But I get an error message saying "You must be an administrator to uninstall MacAfee Site Advisor".   In the bacground there is a progress bar that says "Could not find symbol: IsAdmin".    I am in Safe Mode under the "Administrator" account.   How can I get rid of this so I can completely remove MacAfee because I need to re-install it.   If I don't remove in entirely, I cannot re-install it.  I have tried to.   Any ideas?
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by:war1
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Greetings, syssolut !

or the Internet Explorer plugin, go to the Windows Start menu, choose 'Control Panel'. When the Control Panel appears, double click 'Add/Remove Programs'. Find 'McAfee SiteAdvisor' or 'SiteAdvisor' in the list and click 'Remove' to uninstall.

For the Firefox extension, for releases including and older than the 1.5 series, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Extensions'. Find the 'SiteAdvisor Firefox Extension', select it and click 'Uninstall.'

If you have SiteAdvisor installed as part of McAfee Security Center, please go to the Windows start menu and choose 'Control Panel'. When the Control Panel appears, double click 'Add/Remove Programs'. Find 'McAfee Security Center' and click 'Remove.' You will see a list of individual McAfee items that you have installed on your PC. You may uninstall SiteAdvisor from this screen.

For you still get the Admin error, do you have Administrator privileges?  If you have Admin privileges, make sure the date and time is correct. Restart the computer.


Best wishes!
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It is IE.  I have already tried to remove the Site Advisor but cannot.   I can delete fully the "McFee Security Center" but cannot delete the Site Advisor.   After deleting the Security Center, and rebooting, I try to re-install but it will not fully install.   I look at the Administrator account and it says I have Administrator priveledges.  Any ideas why I can't delete Site Advisor and Why I cannot re-install McAfee Security Center fully?
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Mcafee has many hooks.  You will have to manually remove Mcafee Security Center. Do a Windows search for these key words and delete them from folders.  Do the same in registry.
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syssolut,

Here is how to remove McAfee Security Center
http://www.wikihow.com/Uninstall-McAfee-Security-Center
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Thanks.   But I had to format and re-install
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