I recently had to reset Windows 10 on my PC and once it was up and going again, I started seeing this pop-up. As I don’t have a McAfee subscription, I was puzzled as to where it came from Then I remembered that my PC came with a free trial of McAfee that I never wanted or used.

Here’s how to get rid of programs that came pre-installed on your PC that you don’t want. I’m talking about third-party items installed by manufacturers like Dell. You can’t remove built-in Windows programs like Edge. Start by typing Apps & Features into the search box and click on the results.

Then search for the offending program or scroll down until you find it.

Click on the program or app and you’ll see the Uninstall option for programs you’re allowed to remove.

When you click on Uninstall, you’ll be asked to confirm that you really want it gone.

In the case of McAfee, you also get a little plea not to remove the program. Just go ahead and choose to uninstall.

That should take care of the issue.