this is a really strange problem regarding mcafee and how it just wont let go of a system. i sell dell systems and unfortunately they always come with mcafees 90day trial which i hate. mcafee and norton are the 2 worse apps out there. this is the way i uninstall mcafee 1) go into safe mode and do add remove 2) edit the registry of all mcafee entries 3) search the drive for all mcafee entries 3) go into the profile and get rid of mcafee in all users and the owners profile 4) run ccleaner to make sure no mcafee is there. now this is where the weirdness happens. with absolutely no traces of mcafee or its services the windows security center still reflects mcafee protecting the firewall and antivirus. makes no damn sense it just wont go away. i have tried everything you can imagine and still mcafee says its protecting. have checked the services and no mcafee services are running. anyone have a clue how to get this piece of garbage off ???