Preventing Inadvertent or Accidental installation - How do I stop the most annoying app installs

I'm new to Bitdefender.

I recently installed the adobe viewer and accientally did not opt out of Mcafee installing itself.

Does Bit Defender allow me to subscribe to a protection that stops installations of the worlds most annoying apps like McAfee?



  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod
    edited June 2022

    Kindly perform below steps & see if this helps you in anyway.

    1) Uninstall the McAfee product with add/ remove programs option in windows

    2) To remove the remaining files download and run McAfee product uninstaller (

    3) Restart PC in safe mode (

    4) As soon as desktop opens, assuming your windows drive is C, open below things in run (windows icon + R) command one by one :

    C:\Program Files (delete any folder with name McAfee)

    C:\Program Files (x86) (delete any folder with name McAfee)

    C:\ProgramData (delete any folder with name McAfee)

    C:\Users\{your pc name}\AppData\Local (delete any folder with name McAfee)

    5) Open run command again and run below command one by one :

    temp ,delete all the files in the folder

    %temp% ,delete all the files in folder

    prefetch ,delete all the files in folder

    6) Open registry editor through run command (windows icon + R) and then type regedit. Once registry editor opens, click on edit -> find, make sure to tick mark match whole strings only. Type McAfee in search box and click find next. If any file or folder under name of bitdefender is found, delete it. Continue searching the registry and deleting until the search will report no registry keys found.

    7) Restart your PC in general mode by unticking the option that you selected to run the system in safe mode and then click apply.

    This should remove McAfee product from your system.


    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)

  • Thanks. I saw this answer in other posts but it was not my question. I guess the answer to my question is no.

  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2022 ✭✭✭✭✭


    And you are correct, the answer to your question is: NO.