How to remove incompatible third-party applications


All McAfee Security suites for PC and Mac


Some third-party security applications do not allow McAfee software to install or run correctly. Before you install your McAfee products:

  • Check the following lists of incompatible applications to verify that the software will not interfere with McAfee programs.
  • Uninstall the incompatible applications from your computer using the Windows program removal tools, or contact the application manufacturer for assistance. Many manufacturers provide a knowledgebase or uninstall tools and instructions on their company website. 

For instructions on Windows program removal tools, see Related Information.

List of incompatible applications for PC

Absolute LoJack
Ad-Aware Pro 2007
Ad-Aware SE Personal
AhnLab Security Pac
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2007
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2007 Platinum
Aluria LiteScanner
Anonymizer Anonymous Web Surfing
Antivirus + Antispyware
AntiVirusKit 2006 From G-Data Security
Anyware Antivirus for Windows 95
Anyware Antivirus for Windows NT
AOL AntiVirus 1.0
AOL Privacy Wall
AT&T Radial Internet Security Suite
ATT Yahoo! Online Protection
ATT Yahoo! Online Protection 1.0
Avast! 4 Professional Edition
Avast! Antivirus
Avast! Free Antivirus
Avast! Internet Security
Avast! Internet Security 6.0
AVG 2012
AVG 6.X Anti-Virus System
AVG 7.5
AVG 8.0
AVG 9.0
AVG Anti-Virus 7.1
AVG Anti-Virus Free
AVG Anti-Virus Paid
AVG Internet Security 8.5
Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium
Avira AntiVir Premium
Avira Antivirus Premium 2012
Avira Internet Security 2012
Avira Premium Security Suite
Avira Premium Security Suite v8
Bit Defender Internet Security 10
Bit Defender Internet Security 2008
BitDefender 8 Free Edition
BitDefender 9 Antispyware
BitDefender 9 Internet Security
BitDefender 9 Professional Plus
BitDefender 9 Standard
BitDefender Antivirus
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012
BitDefender Free Edition v10
BitDefender Internet Security 2010
BitDefender Total Security 2009
Bitdefender Total Security 2012
Blink Personal Edition
BT Internet Security Pack
BT Yahoo! Online Protection
BullGuard 4.5
CA Anti-Virus
CA Anti-Virus 2008
CA Anti-Virus 2008 Plus
CA eTrust AntiVirus
CA eTrust Antivirus : OS - XP
CA eTrust Antivirus : OS -Vista
CA eTrust EZ Antivirus 7.1
CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008
CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009
Clearwire Security Suite
Clearwire Security Suite (Authentium)
Command AntiVirus for Windows Enterprise
Comodo Firewall
Dr Ahn V3Pro 2002 Deluxe
Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus
Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit
Dr Solomon's FindVirus
Dr Solomon's NetShield 4.5.0
Dr Solomon's NetShield v4.0.3
Dr Solomon's VirusScan v4.0.1
Dr Solomon's VirusScan v4.0.2
Dr Solomon's VirusScan v4.0.3
Dr. Web Anti-Virus
eScan Anti-Virus (AV) Edition for Windows
eScan Internet Security for Windows
eScan Professional for Windows
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.0
ESET Smart Security
eTrust EZ Antivirus
eTrust EZ Armor Antivirus
eTrust ezAntivirus 7.0
eXtendia AntiVirus AVK Pro
F-Prot Antivirus
F-Prot for Windows
Freedom Firewall
Freedom Security
F-Secure Anti-Virus
F-Secure Anti-Virus 2006
F-Secure Internet Security
F-Secure Internet Security 2006
F-Secure Internet Security 2007
F-Secure Internet Security 2008
F-Secure Internet Security 2009
F-Secure Internet Security 2012
G DATA AntiVirus
G DATA AntiVirusKit
G DATA InternetSecurity
G DATA TotalCare
Hauri ViRobot Desktop 5.0
Intel® Anti-Theft
Jiangmin Antivirus KV2007
Jiangmin Antivirus Software
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Workstation
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Kaspersky Internet Security 7
Kaspersky PURE
Kaspersky(TM) Anti-Virus for Workstation
Kingsoft Internet Security
Kingsoft Internet Security 9
Lavasoft Ad-Watch
MailFrontier Desktop
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
McAfee AntiSpyware 1.X
McAfee AntiSpyware 2.0
McAfee Consumer VirusScan
McAfee Guard Dog 2.0.5
McAfee Managed VirusScan
McAfee NetShield v4.0.2
McAfee NetShield v4.0.3
McAfee NetShield v4.5.0
McAfee PrivacyService
McAfee SecurityCenter Legacy Product
McAfee Total Protection for Small Business
McAfee VirusScan 3.x for Windows NT
McAfee VirusScan 3.x Retail/OEM
McAfee VirusScan 6.X
McAfee VirusScan 7.X
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5
McAfee VirusScan TC
McAfee VirusScan v4.0.x, 4.5x, 5.x
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials 2012
NAI Firewall
NeoWorx NeoWatch
NOD32 antivirus system
Norman Internet Control
Norman Security Suite
Norman Security Suite 2012
Norman Virus Control
Norton 360
Norton 360 (Symantec Corporation)
Norton 360 2.0
Norton 360 3.0
Norton Anti-Theft
Norton AntiVirus (Symantec Corporation)
Norton AntiVirus 2000
Norton AntiVirus 2001
Norton AntiVirus 2002
Norton AntiVirus 2002 (Component of Norton System Works 2002)
Norton AntiVirus 2002 Professional Edition
Norton AntiVirus 2003
Norton AntiVirus 2003 Professional Edition
Norton AntiVirus 2004
Norton AntiVirus 2005
Norton AntiVirus 2006
Norton AntiVirus 2007
Norton AntiVirus 2008
Norton Anti-Virus 2008
Norton AntiVirus 2009
Norton Anti-Virus 2009
Norton Anti-Virus 2009 Gaming Edition
Norton Anti-Virus 2010
Norton Anti-Virus 2011
Norton Anti-Virus 2012
Norton AntiVirus 5.0 For Windows
Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.0 for Windows NT
Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.X for Windows 9X/NT
Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition for Windows 7.0
Norton AntiVirus version 9
Norton Firewall 2006
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security 2002
Norton Internet Security 2004
Norton Internet Security 2004 (Norton Anti-Virus 10)
Norton Internet Security 2005
Norton Internet Security 2006
Norton Internet Security 2007
Norton Internet Security 2008
Norton Internet Security 2009
Norton Internet Security 2010
Norton Internet Security 2011
Norton Internet Security 2012
Norton Internet Security Professional 2004
Norton Mobile Update Agent
Norton Mobile Update Distribution Console
Norton Personal Firewall
Norton Rescue Disk
Norton Security Online 2007
Norton Security Online 2008
Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional
Norton SystemWorks 2006
Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional (Norton AntiVirus 10)
NVC v5.40
Panda Antivirus
Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008
Panda Antivirus 2007
Panda Antivirus Platinum
Panda Antivirus Pro 2009
Panda Antivirus Pro 2010
Panda Antivirus Pro 2011
Panda Antivirus Pro 2012
Panda Antivirus Titanium
Panda Global Protection 2009
Panda Global Protection 2010
Panda Global Protection 2011
Panda Global Protection 2012
Panda Internet Security 2007
Panda Internet Security 2009
Panda Internet Security 2010
Panda Internet Security 2011
Panda Internet Security 2012
Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security
Panda Titanium 2006
Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware
Panda Titanium Antivirus 2004 version 3.0
Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005
PC Tools AntiVirus
PC Tools AntiVirus 5.0
PC-cillin 2000 for NT
PC-cillin 2003
PC-cillin Internet Security 2005
PC-cillin Internet Security 2007
Prey Anti-Theft
Protector Plus for Windows
Quick Heal
Quick Heal AntiVirus Plus
Quick Heal Total Security
Radial Point
Rising Antivirus
Rising Internet Security 2010
Safeworld AntiVirus
Safeworld AntiVirus
Security Shield 2009
Snuko Anti-Theft
Sophos Anti-Virus
Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.x
SpamAid 4.0
Spybot Search and Destroy
Sunbelt Personal Firewall
Sybergen Secure Desktop
Sygate Personal Firewall
Symantec Antivirus
Symantec AntiVirus Client
Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition
Symantec AntiVirus Client
Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption
System Mechanic Professional 2007
Tiny Firewall 2005
Tiny Firewall Pro
Tiny Personal Firewall
Trend Micro AntiVirus
Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware
Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware 2008
Trend Micro AntiVirus 2008
Trend Micro AntiVirus 2009
Trend Micro AntiVirus 2010
Trend Micro Internet Security
Trend Micro Internet Security 2007
Trend Micro Internet Security 2008
Trend Micro Internet Security 2009
Trend Micro Internet Security 2010
Trend Micro Internet Security Pro
Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2008
Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2009
Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2010
Trend Micro Internet Security v11
Trend Micro PC-cillin 2006
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007
Trend Micro Titanium
Trend Micro Titanium 2010
Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security
Trend Micro VirusBuster 2005
Trend Micro VirusBuster 2006
Trend Micro VirusBuster 2007
Trend Micro VirusBuster 2008
Trend Micro VirusBuster 2009
Trend Office Scan
Trend Office Scan 3.51
Trend Office Scan95 3.51
Trend PC-cillin 2000
Trend PC-cillin 2002
Trend PC-cillin 98
Trend ServerProtect 5.11
TrustPort Antivirus
V3 Pro 2004
V-Buster Windows Interface 2004
Virus Chaser
VirusBuster for Windows version 4.7
Webroot Internet Security Essentials
Webroot SecureAnywhere
Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus
Windows Live OneCare
WinMagic SecureDoc Disk Encryption
Yahoo! Dashboard
Zone Alarm Anti Virus 2008
Zone Alarm Internet Security 2007
Zone Alarm Security Suite 5.5
Zone Alarm with Antivirus 5.5
ZoneAlarm Anti Virus 2009
ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware
ZoneAlarm Anti-virus
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
ZoneAlarm Firewall
ZoneAlarm Free
ZoneAlarm Free 2012
ZoneAlarm Internet Security 2009
ZoneAlarm Internet Security 2012
ZoneAlarm Pro
ZoneAlarm Security Suite


List of incompatible applications for Mac

DoorStop X
Intego NetBarrier X4
Intego NetBarrier X5
Intego NetBarrier X6
Intego VirusBarrier 10
Intego VirusBarrier X4
Intego VirusBarrier X6
Intego VirusBarrier X5
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac
Little Snitch v1 & 2
McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac (Enterprise)
McAfee VirusScan for Mac 8.6 (Enterprise)
McAfee VirusScan for Mac 8.6.1 (Enterprise)
McAfee VirusScan for Mac 9.0 (Enterprise)
Sophos v3.86
Sophos v4.9
Symantec Norton AV8
Symantec Norton AV9
Symantec Norton AV11



Related Information

Windows program removal tools

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program to uninstall.
  4. Click Remove and follow the steps provided.

Windows 7/Windows Vista

  1. Click Start, Search, type Programs and Features and click Go.
  2. Double-click Programs and Features.
  3. Select the program to uninstall.
  4. Click Uninstall and follow the steps provided.

Windows 8

  1. Select the hot corner (Start button).
  2. Right-click the icon for the application you want to remove.
  3. Select Uninstall.

Mac program removal tools
Security vendors provide an uninstall script with their products. The uninstall script is located inside the Applications folder.


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