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Hi friedns !

Previously I was running McAfee Security Centre on my pc with the following components:

1. McAfee Virus Scan ProfessionalMcAfee Secrutiy Centre
2. McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
3. McAfee Secrutiy Centre

I want to install Kaspersky Antivirus 6.0 and so I need to remove All McAfee Products.

(1) First I removed McAfee Virus Scan Professional and I removed it successfully.

(2) Then when I tried to remove McAfee Personal Firewall Plus from Add/Remove Programs, I got the following message with dialog box :
Uninstall
Could not open INSTALL.LOG file
and thus uninstallation was interrupted

(3) Then when I tried to remove McAfee Security Centre from Add/Remove Programs, I got the following message with dialog box :
The installation cannot continue because some components (C:\Progra~1\mcafee.com\agent\Uninst\screm.ui) are missing
and uninstallation was again interrupted.

I failed to remove both components from Add/Remove Programs. Then I went into registries to see if these components are there or not and I found them there in HKLM\Software\McAfee.com

I manually went in C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Personal Firewall and ran MpfUninstall.exe, But it gave the same error:
Uninstall
Could not open INSTALL.LOG file
and thus uninstallation was interrupted

I want to remove McAfee Components completely. Please tell me how can I remove them FORCEFULLY.

Thanks,

Hemant

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Have you tried their Removal tool?
https://us.mcafee.com/root/MCPR2.exe
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Thanks psyclown !

The links you provided are really useful. I also downloaded the McAfee Removal Tool and it worked.  I am really happy with the solution.

Thanks again,

Hemant

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