Four yrs ago, I set up a Win 10 Laptop for a friend. I uninstalled McAfee during the setup (I thought I did!)
My friend contacted me a few days ago. Her Laptop was complaining that there was only 19 Megabytes available on her 256 Gb SSD drive.
Tree-size Free found a McAfee Directory in C:\Program Data that was 179 Gb! I checked Control Panel, McAfee is not installed on the Laptop. I deleted the Directory in C:\Program Data, and Windows was much happier.
Checking further, Task Manager tells me that McAfee Web Advisor is running on the Laptop. It is loaded from a McAfee directory in C:\Program files. Also, I find that the directory has reappeared in C:\Program Data, and is growing mushrooms in the basement again.
Not the first time I have found McAfee coming back like a Zombie. I uninstalled it in 2019 and the Laptop is doing fine with Windows Security.
I don't need any F@#%^#@ Web advice from #$%^%^& McAfee!
I don't find any option to uninstall McAfee Web Advisor. Would it be safe to delete the McAfee Directory in C:\Program Files if I start the Laptop in Safe Mode?
Will McAfee come back to haunt me again if I do that?
Any advice would be appreciated.