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How to uninstall McAfee Family Protection


Affected Products:
Family Protection 1.0
Family Protection 2.0

Affected Operating Systems:
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7


Uninstalling McAfee Family Protection requires an Uninstall Code. Use the following procedure to generate a code and uninstall the product.


  1. Double-click the Family Protection icon in your taskbar.
  2. Login to Family Protection using your Administrator credentials.
  3. Click Get Uninstall Code. Make a note of this code.

    NOTE: The uninstall code will expire at midnight.
  4. Click Done.
  5. Close all programs and disconnect your computer from the internet (you can do this by turning off your DSL or Cable modem, or unplugging your network cable from the back of your computer).
  6. Click Start, ProgramsMcAfee Family Protection, and select Uninstall Family Protection. In Windows Vista, click the Windows button, select All Programs, select McAfee Family Protection, and select Uninstall Family Protection. If prompted, click Allow.
  7. Select Remove.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Type your Administrator credentials.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Type your Uninstall Code and click Next.
  12. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now.
  13. Click Finish.