Windows 10: How do I remove McAfee and get Windows Defender firewall running?

Discus and support How do I remove McAfee and get Windows Defender firewall running? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; My McAfee free month that was preinstalled is over and I want to remove it and turn on my Windows Defender firewall but when I try to delete McAfee, it... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by DoreenMc, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. DoreenMc Win User

    How do I remove McAfee and get Windows Defender firewall running?


    My McAfee free month that was preinstalled is over and I want to remove it and turn on my Windows Defender firewall but when I try to delete McAfee, it says I need administrative permission.

    I am the sole owner and user of this PC.

    How do I access and set myself up as the administrator so I can do this?

    :)
     
    DoreenMc, Nov 25, 2020
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  2. Neither McAfee nor Windows firewall will stay on

    @janetcarroll -

    Windows Defender does not control the firewall service. Windows Defender will not run if it detects any third party is installed. I'm not sure which version of McAfee you have running, or if it has a built in firewall service. If McAfee has a firewall
    service, and you would like to keep it, I suggest you search McAfee support forums for answers.

    If you want to uninstall McAfee and use Windows Defender and Windows Firewall services try uninstalling through Program and Features, else you will need to run a removal tool found here :

    List of anti-malware product removal tools

    If you haven't already - can you try executing the following command (from an elevated command prompt) : "%programfiles%\windows defender\MpCmdRun.exe" -wdenable







    If this doesn't work - do let me know what 'Virus Protection' is displayed in the 'Security' section of Security Center.
    Windows Defender will not launch if there is a 3rd party registered.

    Thx,

    CJ.Eichholz (MSFT) - Microsoft Antimalware



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    CJ. Eichholz [MSFT], Nov 25, 2020
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  3. jackecson Win User
    Windows Defender Firewall

    I am using Windows 10 on a Dell desktop. This set-up came with a McAfee firewall installed (trial offer, I guess). I uninstalled McAfee (using McAfee's removal tool) so I could use Windows Defender firewall. Now it appears I have neither. The below screenshot
    shows the McAfee firewall is still installed and the Windows Defender firewall cannot be turned on because I'm using another firewall provider. The setup>programs and apps>uninstall routine does not list McAfee as a program to be uninstalled. Services does
    not list McAfee as a service to be turned off. How can I get this logjam fixed?
     
    jackecson, Nov 25, 2020
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  4. How do I remove McAfee and get Windows Defender firewall running?

    How to turn on Windows Defender Firework in Windows 10 notebook after end of free trial of McAfee firewall

    In case you haven't uninstalled McAfee AND used their specific removal tool (see this

    List of anti-malware product removal tools
    ) yet, suggestion to do so now and to reboot.

    Also see:
    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10


    If still no luck you might want to run
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/tweaking_com_windows_repair.html


    If nothing of the above helps:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options
     
    Jsssssssss, Nov 25, 2020
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