Solved remove McAfee security on Lenovo Vantage


caffeine

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I have completely removed the oem installed McAfee security using McAfee MCRP and Revo; however, the Lenovo McAfee security in Lenovo Vantage Service continually nags me.

Installed apps includes:
  • Lenovo Now
  • Lenovo Vantage Now
  • Lenovo Advantage
Can I merely uninstall these apps, or do I need to use Revo to do a complete removal?

Thanks in advance for all helpful replies.

regards,
caffeine
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11 home 64bit 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideapad 5
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 5 8645HS, base 4.3GHz- up tp 5 GHz
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
    PSU
    65W
    Case
    military grade, color-abtss blue
    Keyboard
    backlit, light blue
    Mouse
    Logitech M100
    Internet Speed
    SLOOOOOOOW
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MBAM
    Other Info
    novabench score 2443
You can use AutoRuns utility to delete those services if you cannot uninstall them using Revo Uninstaller.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Wow! I had forgotten that. I haven't used sysinternals since Windows 7.
Thanks,
caffeine
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11 home 64bit 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideapad 5
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 5 8645HS, base 4.3GHz- up tp 5 GHz
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
    PSU
    65W
    Case
    military grade, color-abtss blue
    Keyboard
    backlit, light blue
    Mouse
    Logitech M100
    Internet Speed
    SLOOOOOOOW
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MBAM
    Other Info
    novabench score 2443
You are very welcome!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Those services can be reinstalled by Windows Update, you might need to disable driver updates using the batch script i have attached.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Lenovo Now - Right click uninstall. Pointless App.

Lenovo Vantage - I keep this for various updates, BIOS/UEFI, sound, graphics drivers.
Thermal mode, GPU working mode.

McAfee I used for the trial month, configured it, when that ran out just uninstalled, I did not have to use MCPR.

I won't use Revo because of damage to previous Windows installations.

MS Autoruns and Process Explorer I have, but not needed in this case.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
Can I merely uninstall these apps, or do I need to use Revo to do a complete removal?
You should be able to uninstall them normally via control panel or the settings window.
But REVO is brilliant. Due to them being Lenovo files, don’t ask Revo to scan for leftovers. It may be better.

The programs aren’t totally useless but they can be uninstalled if you would proffer to have total control yourself. For my Lenovo, I find the ability to control how charging and battery use is sorted. I also appreciate the updater. But most of all, whilst the Lenovo YOGA I have is still under warranty and has a service agreement, I have chosen to leave the programs installed.

I don’t know why you’re getting nagged, I don’t.

P.S. Always backup your system before making changes like this. Otherwise any damage to the installation is really the fault of the user. Backups/images are essential.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
@FreeBooter

So far I have uninstalled all apps related to Lenovo, found no leftovers in Revo, downloaded autoruns and edited my startups.
Likewise, I have downloaded your batch script. What should I do with it?

regards,
caffeine
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11 home 64bit 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideapad 5
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 5 8645HS, base 4.3GHz- up tp 5 GHz
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
    PSU
    65W
    Case
    military grade, color-abtss blue
    Keyboard
    backlit, light blue
    Mouse
    Logitech M100
    Internet Speed
    SLOOOOOOOW
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MBAM
    Other Info
    novabench score 2443
Execute it by double-click on it, and you will ask if you want to turn off driver updates type y letter and press enter key.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Thanks, FreeBooter.
That was easy.

regards,
caffeine
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11 home 64bit 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideapad 5
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 5 8645HS, base 4.3GHz- up tp 5 GHz
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
    PSU
    65W
    Case
    military grade, color-abtss blue
    Keyboard
    backlit, light blue
    Mouse
    Logitech M100
    Internet Speed
    SLOOOOOOOW
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MBAM
    Other Info
    novabench score 2443
You are very welcome!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

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