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bigbroimc
03-25-2015, 09:00 PM
I just got my ROG G20AJ about 2 weeks ago and I wanted to uninstall McAfee and install a different anti-virus. So i did uninstall McAfee and it does require a reboot. But when I reboot Windows can't load and it wants me to do a reset or restore.

I did find that Windows 8.1 does a anti-virus and Malware check during the boot process and I thought that could stop it but I disabled the feature and I still had the same issue.

Does anyone know how I can uninstall McAfee and install a different anti-virus without running into this problem?

Just so you know I did do a restore from a backup and I can use the PC.

Ian

Clintlgm
03-25-2015, 10:16 PM
perhaps turn on MS security windows defender, make sure its default! then try your uninstall.
I run Norton and wouldn't be afraid to install it over the top of McAfee reboot and then uninstall McAfee

bigbroimc
03-25-2015, 11:55 PM
Thanks Clintlgm

I was thinking i could install the new anti-virus, reboot and then uninstall McAfee but wasn't sure if it would uninstall correctly. I will give it a try tonight after I make another backup first.

Ian

Clintlgm
03-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Well lets hope it will, these AV program are really deep into our OS these days

bigbroimc
04-05-2015, 07:36 PM
Well I have been trying this for 2 weeks now and I still can't get McAfee off my machine. I have had to restore my Pc so many times I just want to return it. Why would they force us into using McAfee?

I have tried uninstalling McAfee and enabling Windows Defender. That didn't work. I tried unstalling McAfee and iinstalling Avira before restarting but that didn't work. Now the stupid restore point won't work.

Any thoughts before I return this pc?

Clintlgm
04-06-2015, 02:44 PM
Well every time you restore you are restoring MacAfee!!
I would simply do a clean install and be done with it. Get your 8.11 ISO here (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media)be sure to download the correct one Core or Pro or single language
Get your Asus hardware driver here Asus Support Downloads (http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1)

Its you choice what AV you use but I've been fault free using Norton Internet Security for years on many computers with out any issues.

TokoDude
04-06-2015, 07:43 PM
Have you never seen Mcafee uninstall video by the software publisher itself?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgf5PaBzyg

Refresh your Window 8.1 without affecting your documents, photo’s files.
You only need to put on the installation disc/USB of windows 8.1 in your pc.



Windows + Q --> refresh your pc without affecting your files --> use the setup