“I recently used McAfee SiteAdvisor with Firefox browser. After I remove McAfee SiteAdvisor and went back to safari, I still find Mcafee left a file on my disk, and Mcafee removal tool does not work with mac
How can I remove the file from my disk? Can somebody help me? Thanks!”
McAfee SiteAdvisor is an extension to let you know of existing threats such as spyware, malware or viruses in web pages. SiteAdvisor’s engineers built a system of automated robots to test every Web site, download, and e-mail sign-up form on the Web.
There is question: How do I completely uninstall & remove McAfee SiteAdvisor for Mac? Here we provide the most helpful tips & steps to truly get rid of SiteAdvisor on macOS and Mac OS X, if you have problem to deal with it, then follow our instruction to remove (uninstall) McAfee WebAdvisor or SiteAdvisor.
a. Right click the SiteAdvisor icon on Dock, and then choose Quit;
b. Click the setup on the top left corner near Apple icon, and choose Quit SiteAdvisor (press Command +Q);
c. Negative Activity Monitor from Dock >> Application >> Finder, click the Network button, search the key word of SiteAdvisor and then select all running process, then click X on the left, hit Quit to confirm the exit;
d. If a, b didn’t work, then try force quit window by pressing shortcuts of Command+ Option+ Esc. Select the SiteAdvisor icon in the window and hit Force Quit.
Usually, macOS app has its build-in uninstaller remains in the installed folder like Windows in most case, luckily enough, you can find it in your Mac and negative it to run removal. Normally, it will stay with McAfee SiteAdvisor in seam location in Applications:
Warning: it may have the problem of remaining file on hard drive, to solve this problem, please follow the nest part to clean up the Library leftovers.
Old way to remove McAfee SiteAdvisor, if you don’t know how to do, follow the easy steps bellow:
In order to completely remove McAfee SiteAdvisor and its remains in hard drive, users need to launch the Library folder to have a deeply clean by these steps:
These folders you may need to check out for related files of McAfee SiteAdvisor:
Tired to uninstall McAfee SiteAdvisor with the conventional way, can’t successfully remove McAfee SiteAdvisor with build-in uninstaller, don’t worry, there is easier but helpful way to remove McAfee SiteAdvisor from macOS. Follow the instruction here to remove it step by step if you would try this new tool on Mac.
Removal done now, both McAfee SiteAdvisor and McAfee build-in uninstaller are gone from the list and the Mac itself, restart you Mac to take effect. More details to completely remove McAfee SiteAdvisor please watch this video tutorial:
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McAfee has determined that if a McAfee installer .dmg file already exists in the Downloads folder, the installer might use the older, incompatible version.
Rename any McAfee Installer .dmg files in the Downloads folder before downloading. This will ensure that the latest installer is used. To rename the file, change the extension from .dmg to anything else, for example .dm_.