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Old November 18th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do i uninstall Mcafee Android app?

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When i updating my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini OS it automatically download McAfee Android security app, i just launch it but now i don't want it. Because of i already have another security apps, so i uninstalled McAfee according to this guidelines (in here), and it display successfully uninstalled. But if i restart my phone, this application again appear then i again follow that method but again McAfee security app appear. So how do i permanently remove this application?

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From your description it looks like it behaves exactly like pre-installed apps do. Those can only be uninstalled if you have a rooted phone.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Another way to uninstall apps is to uninstall through the Market. Open the Market, push your menu button, then select "My Apps". Scroll through your installed apps to find McAfee. Select it and make sure Auto update is unchecked. Then press Uninstall.

If this app is actually a system app, you will not be able to remove it without rooting. Please see your phone's forum subsection for more details.

For general info: Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini - Android Forums

For rooting info: Xperia Mini - All Things Root - Android Forums
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the above post. lol. it has open and update in store. also it does not list in app manager. it is admin. even deactivate admin and use uninstall reports it to be uninstalled but starts again but this time its own uninstall is missing. if it was straight forward we would not post a queztion lol. neway i just need to find out its apk name. i am root. i will get rid of it soon. this is acer icona b1.
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the above post. lol. it has open and update in store. also it does not list in app manager. it is admin. even deactivate admin and use uninstall reports it to be uninstalled but starts again but this time its own uninstall is missing. if it was straight forward we would not post a queztion lol. neway i just need to find out its apk name. i am root. i will get rid of it soon. this is acer icona b1.
Hi grummbunger, and welcome to Android Forums

Assuming that the Mcafee app in question is "McAfee Antivirus & Security", the package name should be com.wsandroid.suite.apk.

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Hi grummbunger, and welcome to Android Forums

Assuming that the Mcafee app in question is "McAfee Antivirus & Security", the package name should be com.wsandroid.suite.apk.

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sweet ty for responce, but i figured out how to get it out. tho the.com is probibly still there.
i had to remove mcfe as admin, then goto running apps (in the system) find the mcafee that was launching, and instead of force stopping it, i had to disable it. (problem was:uninstall via the menu within the program did not succeed. only uninstall updates was at shop)
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Glad you got it sorted

Sounds like it was pre-installed as a system-level application. That was why you could Disable it but not Uninstall.
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